YSRCP activists go berserk in Jammalamadugu
YSRCP Activists Go Berserk in Jammalamadugu, Tension prevailed in faction-ridden Jammalamadugu of Kapada district on Wednesday, after YSRCP activists blocked Jammalamadugu TDP candidate Ramasubba Reddy.
Jammalamadugu (Kadapa): Tension prevailed in faction-ridden Jammalamadugu of Kapada district on Wednesday, after YSRCP activists blocked Jammalamadugu TDP candidate Ramasubba Reddy, when he tried to proceed to the polling booth at Godeganuru.
As Reddy refused to listen to them, a clash ensued between the YSRCP and TDP activists. The YSRCP supporters stoned TDP activists. Window panes of Reddy’s vehicle were damaged. He left with police escort, while his wife Indira, staged a dharna at Mahatma Gandhi statue. She deplored holding of such elections and called off the protest after being pacified by police. Reddy flayed YSRCP for acting against democratic values.
Jammalamadugu ASP Appala Naidu headed for the booth at Devagudi, native village of YSRCP candidate Adinarayana Reddy. Anticipating arrival of TDP workers, villagers set up a barbed fence to stop them. When the ASP removed it and entered Devagudi, YSRCP activists got into a verbal duel with him, questioning how he could enter the booth without permission. As tempers flared, they stoned police. Naidu sustained minor injuries, along with two policemen. Three vehicles were damaged.
Police opened two rounds of fire in the air. Additional forces were rushed to the village. Rayalaseema IG Naveen Chand, taking serious note of the incident, warned of stern action against the attackers on TDP candidate and police. The TDP condemned the attack on its leader.
However, YSRCP Kadapa LS candidate Y S Avinash Reddy alleged that police caused hurdled in the polling, which was going on smoothly. He wondered why the ASP had entered the booth. He said the clash had occurred after the police officer pulled out Sudheer, son of Adinarayana Reddy, of the booth and beat him.