Congress, TRS leaders spar during Urs celebrations

Congress, TRS leaders spar during Urs celebrations
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Protocol row during the launch of Lateef Shahullah Kadri Urs celebration created tension in Nalgonda on Thursday. As part of a ritual during Urs celebrations, after conducting prayers at local Masjid, Gandham procession was started amid drum beats and recital of Quran.

Nalgonda: Protocol row during the launch of Lateef Shahullah Kadri Urs celebration created tension in Nalgonda on Thursday. As part of a ritual during Urs celebrations, after conducting prayers at local Masjid, Gandham procession was started amid drum beats and recital of Quran.

Soon the supporters of Local MLA Komatireddy Venkat Reddy raised objections to TRS Nalgonda constituency in-charge Kancharla Bhoopal Reddy carrying the Gandham (sandalwood). MLA supporters stated that as the Urs Uttasava Committee chairman and MLA of the constituency Komatireddy Venkat Reddy should carry the Gandham first. Few local TDP leaders also supported the Congress leaders’ argument.

Soon a scuffle broke out between the supporters of MLA Komatireddy and TRS leader Bhoopal Reddy. Before the situation went out of control, police officials intervened and brought the situation under control. Later, MLA Komatireddy started the procession by carrying the Gandham for some distance. After some time, TRS leader Bhoopal Reddy also carried the Gandham along with District Collector Gaurav Uppal. Under tight police security, the Gandham procession event concluded peacefully.

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