CPI(M) activists and farmers trying to take back their lands, acquired for Kakinada SEZ, were lathi charged and arrested by the Andhra Pradesh police. When in opposition in 2012, Chandrababu Naidu visited these farmers, and assured them that farmers will be given back their lands once he is in power. But, even after close to 4 years in power the farmers have not got their land back. To top it, the government is arresting the farmers who are trying to cultivate their lands.

CPI(M) East Godavari secretary Sesha Babji, Nageswara Rao and AIDWA activist Baby Rani were manhandled, dragged and arrested by the police.