A mob of indignant protesters in Andhra Pradesh’s Amalapuram city set state Transport Minister P Viswarup’s home on fireplace on Tuesday over proposed renaming of the newly-created Konaseema district as B R Ambedkar Konaseema district.
The minister and his household have been moved to security by the police.
A police automobile and an academic establishment’s bus have been additionally set on fireplace. A number of policemen have been injured by the stones thrown by the protesters.
“It’s unlucky that over 20 police personnel sustained accidents within the incident. We’ll conduct an intensive investigation into the incident and convey the culprits to guide,” the state House Minister Taneti Vanitha stated.
Ms Vanitha alleged that some political events and anti-social parts apparently instigated the arson.
On April 4, the brand new Konaseema district was carved out of the erstwhile East Godavari.
Final week, the state authorities issued a preliminary notification searching for to rename Konaseema as B R Ambedkar Konaseema district and invited objections, if any, from the individuals.
The Konaseema Sadhana Samiti objected to the proposed renaming of the district and wished the title Konaseema retained.
The Samiti organised a protest on Tuesday and sought to submit a memorandum to the district Collector Himanshu Shukla towards the renaming.
Police tried to foil the protest, which apparently infuriated the protesters and violence erupted.
With inputs frm PTI