Hyderabad: Youtuber, BJP member Naveen Kumar popularly known as Teenmaar Mallanna was attacked on Friday at his office by a group of alleged TRS activists after the IT minister KT Rama Rao’s response on Twitter regarding the ‘Q news’ youtube poll that body-shamed KTR’s son Himanshu Rao.
Mallanna tried to pacify the attackers and was heard saying in the video that his system was hacked and that he had nothing to do with the online poll.
The video was shared by TRS MLA Chanti Kranti Kiran as a response to the IT minister’s remarks on the whole issue tagging BJP national president JP Nadda.
“He didn’t understand his lesson until he’s been hit a couple of times. These people are termites to Telangana society. People are noticing everything. They understand what this guy is up to in a BJP mask,” the MLA remarked.
Finance Minister Harish Rao in a response to KTR’s tweet said that it’s the BJP’s strategy to spread malicious information and find ways to humiliate the family members of TRS. “If they think they can restrain us, I want to remind them that we are a rock solid wall which can never be broken,” he asserted.
Nizamabad BJP MP Arvind Dharmapuri responded to the attack and said that the act is an evidence to the ‘growing fear’ of losing power in the minds of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and IT minister KT Rama Rao.
RS Praveen Kumar of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Telangana called the online poll ‘highly irresponsible’. But he also held the ruling TRS responsible for bringing ‘such vulgarity’ into political domain in Telangana.
YSR Telangana party president YS Sharmila responded to KTR’s tweet and said that she condemns derogatory statements on family members. “We must come together to call out such statements irrespective of our political affiliations,” she said tagging the IT Minister.
Sources from the TRS said that the social media team of the party is going to file a complaint on Teenmaar Mallanna at Banjara Hills Police Station on Saturday.