TDP leader and Vijayawada Mylavaram MLA Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao decided to start indefinite fasting to support Samaikyandhra Movement. He was to start it from Friday but postponed it due to the death of TDP Vice President Lal Jan Basha whose last rites were performed on Friday.
The police did not give permission for the fasting of Uma. But the preparations to going on with the fasting made police to deploy forces at the residence of Uma to disrupt the attempt.
NRI who works at Kuwait had been observing fast at Paderu in Visakhapatnam Agency for four days and his deeksha was disrupted by the police in the morning today. NRI Lokula Gandhi is a Mechanical Engineer who works at Kuwait. He was transported to the hospital by the police to get him medical treatment.
State Minister Thota Narasimham’s wife Thota Vani was on fasting at Kakinada for Samaikyandhra for six days. As her health deteriorated, police disrupted her deeksha at midnight on Thursday to take her to Kakinada Government Hospital and forcibly give her medical treatment. She even refused to take medical treatment at the hospital. With the intervension of her minister husband she agreed to go for the medical treatment but in a private hospital.