The detained leaders were taken to Tughlaq Road Police station. However, all leaders were detained on the way to the prime minister's residence by the Delhi Police and CRPF. "No case will be lodged against them", a news portal quoted a police officer as saying.
"The prime minister is the person to take decisions on special category status".
"The TDP's demand should be considered".
"TDP MPs taken to Tughlak Road Police Stn for demanding Spl status for AP".
"The demand being made by them is completely just. It is sad that the respectable MPs were sent to jail when they went to meet him".More news: Nokia 9 to feature triple rear cameras, in-glass fingerprint sensor
"This is not democracy, not correct".
The drama ended when they were forcibly marshaled out of Parliament around 8:15 pm after a nod from the offices of RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. They were forcefully removed. The MPs were protesting over the demand of special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
The MPs are Y V Subbareddy, Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, Y S Avinash Reddy, V Varaprasad Rao and P V Mithun Reddy. "Mr Modi assured me that he would justly refer to Andhra Pradesh in all the meetings we jointly addressed during the 2014 polls. We condemn this", he said. The show of solidarity comes four days after a meeting between Kejriwal and Telugu Desam Party president and AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu in Delhi where the two CMs discussed the prevailing political situation, the demand of AP for special category status, among other issues.
The TDP chief accused the Central government of working with an oppressive mentality.
Parliament was adjourned indefinitely on Friday, the last day of the Budget Session, after weeks of disruptions and repeated washouts.