Kapra: Women, children and residents of Kamalanagar Colony on Friday tried to prevent Uppal MLA Bethi Subash Reddy from laying the foundation stone for construction of a building in the local park. The residents staged a sit-in objecting to the construction of the ‘unauthorised structure’.The protestors got into an argument with the MLA demanding that no construction should take place and that their park should be left for themselves. They raised slogans that the park should be continued to be used for play by children and for putting up ‘Bathukamma’ by women. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us An enraged Reddy tried to shove aside a protestor. The squatters demanded that justice should be done to them. Amid the row, the MLA broke a coconut and laid the foundation. He also laid stone for an additional senior citizens’ bhavan to be constructed at a cost of Rs.17.5 lakh. Later, Reddy assured the colony residents that the park would be developed in all respects and that the damaged sports equipment would be replaced. Corporator Pavani Manipal Reddy, GHMC official Balakrishna Reddy, AE Santosh, TRS leaders Mahipal Reddy, Bethala Bala Raju, Kotha Rama Rao, Kasam Mahipal Reddy, Murali, Panthulu, Pentayya Goud were present.