Telangana region was tense today ahead of the proposed fast-unto-death by Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) President and former Union Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, demanding immediate grant of statehood for the region.
KCR is scheduled to start his fast on Sunday in his home town Siddipet in Medak district, about 110 kms from here.
Alleging that the State government was using repressive methods to thwart his proposed agitation, Chandrasekhar Rao warned Chief Minister K Rosaiah that he would be held responsible for any eventuality.
"You (Rosaiah) can't stuff food into my mouth and break my fast. We have seen enough so far and we shall not cow down any longer," the TRS chief warned in a angry tone even as police apprehended scores of party workers in different districts of the region for canvassing support for KCR's protest.
Prohibitory Orders U/S 144 CrPC have been clamped in Karimnagar town, where KCR is currently camping.
Six IPS officials and hundreds of policemen have been moved to Siddipet, Karimnagar and other places in Telangana for maintaining law and order, with intelligence inputs indicating that the TRS cadre may resort to violence.