YSRTP president Sharmila was arrested by the police at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. They were detained as they did not have permission for the ‘Chalo Parliament’ rally. There was tension there for a while.
Today, Sharmila along with party leaders staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar in Delhi demanding an investigation into the massive corruption in the Kaleshwaram project built in Telangana. She spoke to the media on this occasion. Later they took out a rally from Jantar Mantar to Parliament. Along with the party leaders, they marched forward shouting slogans.
The police stopped them and said that the Parliament sessions are going on and there is no permission for this rally. However, as Sharmila was trying to move forward, the police arrested her along with the ranks of YSRTP. Sharmila was taken to Parliament Police Station.
Sharmila said that they have taken up the protest program to have a nationwide discussion about the corruption that took place in the construction of Kaleshwaram. She criticized that the cost of the project was tripled in the name of redesigning.
Sharmila claimed that KCR tripled the project’s cost from the original estimate of Rs 46,000 crore when it was conceived by her father late YS Rajasekhar Reddy, when he was chief minister of combined Andhra Pradesh.