Hyderabad: Keeping in view that all the major political parties (Ruling TRS, Opposition BJP, and Congress) have come out staging protests and dharnas on various issues, the Traffic slowdown was witnessed at several places in the city, today.
At Indira Park, Dharna Chowk, the ruling TRS party has organised the Mahadharna, demanding the Central government to give in writing, whether it will procure the paddy and the quantity to be procured from the farmers, in which the Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has for the first time came and participated in Dharna after the formation of Telangana state in 7 years. Seeing the situation the Police had made elaborate arrangements there and the police have totally stopped the movement of the traffic at Indira Park and its surrounding areas since morning today.
At the Telangana State Prohibition and Excise office at Nampally, the Bharatiya Janata Party staged a protest demanding the government fill up job vacancies and not to announce Liquor shop notifications, Party workers sat on the road in front of the Excise building resulting in a traffic slowdown. Few party workers tried to gatecrash into the building but were prevented by the police, who took the BJP activities into custody and shifted them to the Goshamahal police stadium. The traffic flow was disturbed for around an hour.
A little ahead, the traffic movement was again affected with the Congress party staging a dharna, demanding that the State and Central governments procure paddy produced in Telangana. The State unit of the Congress staged a demonstration from Public Gardens to the Agriculture Commissioner’s office. With a large number of party workers coming on the roads, traffic flow was affected in the afternoon. Additional traffic police personnel were deployed to streamline the traffic.