Opposition parties led by YSRCP gave a call for peaceful Chalo Assembly rally seeking Special Category Status to AP. The rally was planned from Tummalapalli Kalakshetram to the Assembly. The Police department has deployed additional forces to avoid untoward incidents as the Assembly winter session is underway. Vijayawada Police Commissioner D. Gautam Sawang said that the Police department will not interfere if the rally is peaceful. He warned of severe action if the activists of political parties try to create trouble. As a precautionary measure, the police took few party leaders into custody.