BJP president JP Nadda lashed out at the Telangana government on Monday for the arrest of the party's state unit chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, saying that it amounted to "murder of democracy".
In a press statement, BJP national president Shri J P Nadda said that the manner in which the Telangana police, under the pressure of the KCR Government, forcibly entered the office of the Bharatiya Janata Party Telangana State President Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar and resorted to violence and lathi charge, thrashed and manhandled senior party leaders and workers in the night, is highly deplorable and condemnable. He termed the police excess as 'yet another glaring example of the murder of democracy and constitutional rights by the Telangana government'.
Shri Nadda denounced the attack on the BJP leaders and said, "Karyakartas, Teachers and employees of the Telangana state government had come to the office of Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar ji at his Karimnagar Lok Sabha office to register their complaint against the KCR government passing the regressive Order No. 317 against the teachers and employees. Following all the Covid-appropriate protocols, Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar ji along with BJP leaders and workers sat on a night-long vigil and fast to show his solidarity with the agitating teachers and employees at his office."
"But the KCR government in Telangana was so scared of this peaceful protest by the BJP State president, party workers and aggrieved teachers and employees that it ordered the state police to launch an attack on the peaceful protest. This massive use of force and planned attack and violence against the BJP leaders, workers, teachers, and employees is nothing but an act of political vendetta and political anarchy prevailing in Telangana. The Telangana police first cut the iron gates of the office and then forcibly entered where the peaceful protest was going on. The Telangana police then launched a brutal attack on the BJP state president and other party workers, including women leaders and workers, and then arrested them." Shri Nadda said in the press statement.
The KCR government in Telangana is highly perturbed, upset and worried over the growing popularity and acceptability of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state. Out of sheer desperation, the KCR government is resorting to such inhuman and unconstitutional manners by targeting the BJP leaders and workers, he said.
"But the KCR should know that the Bharatiya Janata Party and its leaders are not scared with such derogatory and unconstitutional acts of the Telangana government. The BJP leaders and workers firmly resolved to continue with their fight and struggle against the anti-people KCR government with full strength and vigor. The BJP will continue with its fight in a democratic manner and will rest only after uprooting the regressive and undemocratic KCR government from Telangana," the BJP national president added.