Amaravati: Three leaders of the opposition BJP were injured in an attack by workers of the ruling YSR parliamentary party in the Srisatyasai district of Andrapradesh on Tuesday.
A group of about 30 YSRCP men attacked a BJP leader who was holding a press conference at a press club in the town of Dharma Balaam.
Armed with sticks, the attackers arrived at the press club with three four-wheeled vehicles, broke into the premises and attacked the BJP leaders. They ran away after the attack.
President Raju and Secretary Lamb of the BJP’s Dharma Balaam town were among the injured. They were transferred to a public hospital and taken to Anantapur after first aid.
BJP leaders alleged that the statements made by the local MLA Kesiledy Vencatalamilady to BJP leader G. Suryanarayana at the YSRCP constituency-level plenary session on Monday led to the attack. Saffron leaders were attacked while addressing a press conference to counter certain claims made by the MLA.
After the attack on Tuesday, BJP supporters led by Suryanarayana protested in front of Dharma Balaam’s DSP office demanding the immediate arrest of the accused. He claimed that the attack was carried out at the request of MLA.
BJP leader Y. Satya Kumar condemned the attack and warned that his party would not be silent on such an attack by the YSRCP. He claimed that ruling party leaders were resorting to physical attacks on BJP officials to suspect their wrongdoing. He demanded that police book an attempted murder against YSR CP MLA.
BJP’s national president, Somu Veerraju, warned that his party would initiate “direct action” if such attacks continued.
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