Congress leader Jagga Reddy, who planned to take up Deeksha despite lack of police permission, was arrested along with his associates, when he started out in a rally. There was jostling and pushing between the police and the Congress activists while arresting him. Jagga Reddy had planned the deeksha in support of farmers who lost their lands for the proposed Mallannasagar project. However, Jagga Reddy vowed to continue his struggle for the farmers. The police posted a picket in the area and made precautionary arrests of some more leaders.