A scuffle broke out at a council meeting of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation yesterday after portraits of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders N T Rama Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu were replaced with that of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Chief of YSR Congress Party Y S Jaganmohan Reddy at the council hall.
#WATCH Andhra Pradesh: A ruckus ensued at Vijayawada Municipal Council meeting today after portraits of TDP leaders NT Rama Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu were replaced with pictures of CM & YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at the council hall. pic.twitter.com/vbfqu8z95d
— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2019
The portraits of NTR and Naidu were removed from the council hall by the corporation officials ahead of a meeting. When this was noticed by Vijayawada Mayor Koneru Sridhur, he ordered the portraits to be restored, especially that of NTR.
This was met with protests by YSRCP councillors who demanded that if NTR’s portrait was to remain at the council wall permanently then a portrait of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy should also be permanently placed there.
The newly elected Andhra government had taken possession of the Conference Hall next to the residence of former CM Chandrasekhar Naidu yesterday only. Also, all the belongings of Naidu were reportedly thrown out by the Andhra Pradesh Capital Development Authority (APCRDA) and the premises were locked.