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Praja Rajyam Party protests against skyrocketing prices of essential commodities

July 16, 2009
Hyderabad

The Praja Rajyam Party on Thursday staged a dharna against the skyrocketing prices of the essential commodities before the office of the Chief Rationing Officer occupying the road space causing traffic jammed. The police arrested the Praja Rajyam Party president K Chiranjeevi along with several senior leaders of the party as they staged a dharna causing disrupting traffic for over one hour in Sardar Patel Road.

The party president squatted on the road while the leaders and cadres shouted slogans denouncing an uncaring government. Speaking to media persons, Chiranjeevi regretted that the government could be so pre occupied with the GHMC elections and other political interests when common man was unable even to have one square meal a day due to the ever increasing prices. He charged the Chief Minister that he speaks of Rs.2 kilo rice, the fine variety is being sold at Rs.40 a kilo.

Chiranjeevi and some others were arrested and taken to the Gandhi Nagar police station and among others picked up by the police were T Devender Goud, C Ramachandraiah, Kala Venkata Rao and S Sravan Kumar and they were let off after a while on personal surety.

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