Hours after former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and his son was placed under house arrest, YSRCP quoted Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police who has said that they have been put into preventive custody. Informing about the development, the Director General of Police Damodar Goutam Sawang told that the Opposition leader of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu and his father is taken into preventive custody. The reason given by DGP was that their actions are increasing tensions and creating disturbance to law and order in the Palnadu region of Guntur district. This has been quoted by Jagan Mohan Reddy's party. Soon after both were placed under house arrest, it was speculated as a step by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy led Andhra government against the Opposition.
Claiming political vendetta, Nara Chnadrababu Naidu said that teh state govt under Andhra Chif Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy is trying to obstruct the their protests. Spekaing to district and state level leaders via teleconference on Wednesday, he said that his cadre will take up a 12-hour long hunger strike along with former CM Chandrababu Naidu. Tweeting that the protests will continue, Naidu said that he has never seen regime as 'fascist' as that of Jagan Mohan Reddy's. He also commented that organizing the ‘Chalo Atmakur’ protest rally was his fundamental right. he claimed the Jagan Mohan Reddy was violating human rights. The TDP chief alleged that the state government had arrested his party’s cadre and put them in prison, because of the fear of ‘Chalo Atamakur’ protest.
Chandrababu Naidu called for a rally at Atmakur, alleging that hundreds of families have been forced to flee from their villages due to frequent attacks by Yuvajana Sramika Rythu (YSR) Congress Party workers. TDP leaders and workers who were trying to visit Naidu at his residence were stopped by police and were taken into preventive custody, in the early hours of Wednesday, September 11. According to the police, TDP did not receive any permission to conduct the rally. The state police had already imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Palanadu, Narasaraopeta, Sattenapalle and Gurajala.
The TDP supremo had announced the ‘Chalo Atmakur’ rally against the YSRCP regime in Andhra Pradesh on September 11. The objective of the rally as announced by the TDP was to save democracy and safeguard human rights in the region. YSRCP has been accused of indulging in political violence and allegedly killing as many as eight TDP party workers and attacking many more. TDP believes that the attacks have particularly increased in the Palnadu region of the state. As part of the protest, Naidu had asked his party cadres to march from the party's headquarters in Guntur to Atmakur village in the Palnadu region.
Jagan Mohan Reddy led YSRCP decimated Chandrababu Naidu's TDP in the assembly polls as well as general elections earlier this year. While the former won 151 of 175 assembly seats, it won 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. Reddy, 46, is the son of YS Rajashekhara Reddy, one of the state's most popular Chief Ministers who died in a controversial chopper crash in 2009. After coming to power, Reddy has been alleged to use 'vendetta' against Naidu, including the demolition of Niadu's residence at the banks of River Krishna in Amravati.