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Man hurls footwear at Kanna Lakshminarayana in Kavali, BJP blames TDP

Man hurls footwear at Kanna Lakshminarayana in Kavali, BJP blames TDP
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Tense situation prevailed at Kavali in the district on Wednesday when when a man from Prakasam district hurled footwear at BJP state president Kanna...

Nellore: Tense situation prevailed at Kavali in the district on Wednesday when when a man from Prakasam district hurled footwear at BJP state president Kanna Lakshminarayana purportedly to express his ire at Prime Minister Modi for betraying the state.

The BJP state chief, who has been on a two-day visit in the district, participated in a rally in Kavali town on Wednesday and was to address party workers there. During rally that started from Brindavan Colony in the town, one Gottipati Umamaheswara Rao, a driver by profession, from Tanguturu in Prakasam district, hurled his footwear criticising Modi and BJP.

Immediately BJP workers overpowered him and handed over to police. The man later said he could not control the anger at Prime Minister and took it out at the party’s the state president.

BJP party activists attacked Umamaheswara Rao even as he was being shifted to the police station. They claimed that TDP leaders were behind the incident and staged a protest in front of the police station.

Earlier in the morning, Kanna Lakshminarayana, while interacting with the media in Nellore, alleged that the state government had not allocated any funds for development of handloom weavers. Asking how much amount of loans of weavers were waived by the state government so far, he demanded that the state government to release a white paper on allocations to the farmers and weavers across the state.

“TDP leaders had enjoyed the funds released by the Union government for rural development, neglecting development of villages, especially in backward areas,” he alleged. He said farmers who were really facing problems were not getting loans from banks. The state government had propagated many schemes with its own brand name which were in fact funded by the union government, he added.

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