Devineni Uma Arrested

Former Irrigation Minister and TDP’s senior leader Devineni Uma has been arrested. With Uma’s unprecedented arrest, politics in Vijayawada have heated up. Going into details, Civil Supplies Minister Kodali Nani has made severe comments against Devineni Uma last night.

Taking severe objection to Kodali Nani’s comments, Devieni Uma has resorted to hunger strike at NTR’s statue in Gollapudi today morning. Uma had challenged the minister to stop his hunger strike.

Devineni Uma was accompanied by TDP party workers and leaders in large numbers. Learning about Uma’s hunger strike, several other party leaders have rushed to Gollapudi. Cops had blocked the TDP leaders reaching Gollapudi spot and obstructed several others.

As situation at Gollapudi may turn severe anytime, cops have arrested Devineni Uma as a precautionary measure. TDP MLC Budha Venkanna has been house arrested for the same reason and he has been blocked from reaching Uma’s hunger strike spot.

Yesterday, minister Kodali Nani had commented that Uma may get beating either from him or from MLAs Vallabhaneni Vamsi, Krishna Prasad if he fails to stop talking against CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy. Kodali Nani made these comments in Uma’s constituency Mylavaram. Nani warned Uma that he would come to his house and give the beating. He said he would change his name from Kodali Nani. Nani added that he is ready for the open debate on CM Jagan government’s achievements vs Naidu government’s failures.

Kodali Nani also ridiculed former CM and Opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu who called the latter as ‘opportunist’ and demanded that Naidu should be awarded ‘Prapancha Ratna’ for his ‘cheap behaviour’. These remarks of Kodali Nani on Uma and Naidu have attracted the wrath of TDP leaders and caused tense atmosphere in Vijayawada.