AMARAVATI: Alleged violation of lockdown rules by former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu while returning from Hyderabad after more than two months, sparked a row with the leaders of ruling YSR Congress Party demanding that he be sent to quarantine.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president, who was 'stranded' in Hyderabad since the lockdown began in March, reached his residence in Amaravati by road on Monday to a warm welcome by the party leaders and workers.
Earlier at Vijayawada, the leader of the opposition stopped his convoy to wave at a large number of party activists and followers who jostled to greet him.
YSRCP leaders alleged that Naidu violated the lockdown norms as social distancing was not maintained and the people who greeted him were not even wearing masks. Some went to the extent of demanding that he be sent to quarantine for 14 days.
"Since he came from a red zone area and crossed over from another state, he should be quarantined," said YSRCP leader G. Srikant Reddy. (IANS)