Andhra Pradesh: Two killed in poll-related clash in Anantapuramu
A ruling Telugu Desam party worker and another belonging to the main opposition YSR Congress were killed Thursday in a poll-related group clash in Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh.
Amaravati: A ruling Telugu Desam party worker and another belonging to the main opposition YSR Congress were killed Thursday in a poll-related group clash in Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.
The clash occurred at Veerapuram village under Tadipatri Assembly constituency in the afternoon.
The deceased have been identified as Pulla Reddy of YSR Congress party and Sidda Bhaskar Reddy of the TDP, according to police sources.
TDP leader S Bhaskar Reddy killed in clashes in Tadipatri town of Anantapur. TDP has alleged that YSRCP workers are behind the incident. #AndhraPradeshElection2019 #IndiaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/2f1jLN2K3u— Dynamite News (@DynamiteNews_) April 11, 2019
TDP president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu condemned the killing of his party worker and accused the YSR Congress of indulging in violence to win the election.
Countering this, the YSRC alleged that followers of local TDP MP and MLA, the JC brothers (MP J C Diwakar Reddy and MLA, J C Prabhakar Reddy), tried to rig the votes in a polling booth at Veerapuram.
Pulla Reddy was attacked with sickles, resulting in his death,the YSRC claimed.
Another YSRC worker was also injured in the incident, the party said in a statement.
Additional police forces have been rushed to the village to bring the situation under control.
Polling is in progress for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh. (PTI)