Sanjay Bandi was detained on Sunday after a fast and a night-long vigil in claimed violation of Covid-19 procedure to demand changes to employee transfer guidelines.
NEW DELHI: JP Nadda, the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), criticised the arrest of Sanjay Bandi, the party’s Telangana unit chairman, for allegedly breaking Covid-19 protocol, calling it a “glaring example of the assassination of democracy.”
“The manner in which the Telangana police forcibly invaded the office of… Bandi and resorted to violence and lathi charge, battered and manhandled top party leaders and members under the pressure of [chief minister] KCR (K Chandrashekar Rao’s] government is highly disgusting and condemnable.” “It is just another blatant illustration of the Telangana government’s murder of democracy and fundamental rights,” Nadda said in a statement.
Bandi was detained on Sunday after a fast and a night-long vigil in claimed breach of Covid protocol to demand changes to staff transfer criteria.
Following an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, the state government has banned demonstrations, public and religious assemblies.
Teachers and Telangana government personnel, according to Nadda, visited Bandi’s office in connection with the rules. He went on to say that Bandi followed all of the proper procedures and that he, together with BJP officials and workers, sat on the vigil and fasted in solidarity with the striking workers.
Nadda claimed that the Telangana government was “frightened of peaceful protest.” “Nothing but an act of political vendetta and political disorder that was prevalent in the state,” he said of the “massive use of force and planned attack and violence” against BJP leaders.
The state government provided no quick comment.