Barely 24 hours after the polling in Nandyal, TDP “goons” led by Abhiruchi Madhu allegedly attacked YSRCP candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy’s brother — Silpa Chakrapani Reddy — near Suraj Hotel here on Thursday.
The alleged “murder attempt” caused panic and fear among the residents in the area when Madhu fired five rounds into the air. Later, he was seen wielding a dagger and hurling abuses at Silpa Chakrapani Reddy. Police remained mute spectators and did not make any attempt to stop the two groups from clashing with each other. Silpa’s vehicle was stopped by the TDP mercenaries at the hotel, when he was returning from funeral of YSRCP minority leader ‘Chimping’ Basha, along with his supporters.
On several occasions in the past, political parties questioned the State government’s decision to provide a gunman to Madhu since he was a former rowdy-sheeter and had several criminal cases registered against him.
Meanwhile, Silpa Chakrapani Reddy told media persons that it was a deliberate attempt from the TDP to physically eliminate him. (NSS)