India, Sept. 11 -- Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched a day-long fast at his riverfront residence at Vundavalli in Amaravati on Wednesday, when the police prevented him from taking out a "Chalo Palnadu" rally in Guntur district.

Though the police did not claim that they were confining Naidu to house arrest, they told him that there was no permission for him to take out a rally. An agitated Naidu sat on a protest dharna at his house.

The police also stopped the former chief minister's son and TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh, who came out of his house along with other party leaders, to take part in the rally. They sent him back into the house.

The TDP president gave a call...