Vijayasanthi demands apology from AP govt for her arrest
Alleging that the Andhra Pradesh government had humiliated her over her arrest for making inflammatory comments, TRS MP Vijayasanthi on Monday demanded an apology and also suspension of the police officers involved in the incident.india Updated: Jul 05, 2010 21:10 IST
Alleging that the Andhra Pradesh government had humiliated her over her arrest for making inflammatory comments, TRS MP Vijayasanthi on Monday demanded an apology and also suspension of the police officers involved in the incident.
"Am I a terrorist? I am a woman and also an MP. Why should they arrest me on the road? Police did not come to arrest me when I was at home? The Chief Minister and Home Minister are silent on the issue. I wanted an apology from the Government," she told reporters in Hyderabad.
She said she will raise the issue in Parliament and also bring it to the notice of the Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker and other top leaders.
Asked about the content of the reply to the notice issued by the Election Commission for making the controversial remarks, she said what she spoke at the meeting was only a slogan in support of Telangana and is widely used by the Telangana protagonists.
She claimed there was no clarity on who ordered her arrest for her controversial remark at the TRS office in Hyderabad last week.
Vijayasanthi was speaking after a meeting with State Chief Electoral officer (CEO) IV Subba Rao during which she explained her position to him.
Talking to reporters later, Subba Rao said he is waiting for the response from the Election Commission over Vijayasanthi's reply to the notice served on her.