Andhra Pradesh/Maharashtra: While the first class judicial magistrate of Dharmabad in Nanded district of Maharashtra issued a non-bailable warrant against the Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister and TDP (Telugu Desam Party) president N Chandrababu Naidu, the party planned to protest across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Denouncing the arrest warrant and terming it as ‘conspiracy’, the Telugu Desam Party has planned to protest before the Revenue Divisional Officer and the collectorate offices in both the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

Speaking exclusively to MyNation, TDP leader Rammohan Rao said, "The issue has popped up after eight years, till now there was no clear communication, and yes, the matter is illegal, but we are fighting for our Telugu people. This is clear political vendetta exercised by the BJP. We are fighting for a genuine cause. They are legally harassing us, and we are fighting for Telugu people. We will also tell the Telangana government to support us."

Maharashtra's BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhyay also told MyNation, "The chief minister and 15 others were issued an arrest warrant over the 2010 Babli barrage irrigation project agitation in Maharashtra. We are going through the court procedure and this clearly not political  vendetta."

At the time of the protest back in 2010, Chandrababu Naidu was in the opposition in united Andhra Pradesh. He was taken into custody along with 76 other Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislators as they violated prohibitory orders in Nanded, Maharashtra. They were arrested and later released.