VISAKHAPATNAM: Three leaders of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were abducted by a group of Maoists on Monday evening, in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.
Mamidi Balayya Padal, party President, Vandalam Balayya, senior leader and Mukkala Mahesh, district committee member were kidnapped from their homes in Kothaguda village.
The primary reason behind the abduction is believed to be the bauxite mining in the Visakha agency area, which is being opposed by the Maoists.
Kailasam, the CPI (Maoist) party east division secretary has sent a letter to the government today, demanding government to stop bauxite mining plans from the agency area and also to withdraw paramilitary forces from the same.
However, the Telugu Desam Government has made it very clear that they would go ahead with the bauxite mining plans.