Tensions prevailed in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh following an attack on BJP Karyakartas allegedly by YSRCP cadres. The BJP activists were on their way to file nomination for the Mandal Parishad elections of Pulicherla Mandal in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The filing of the nomination began on February 9 (Monday).
Pulicherla Mandal is one of the 66 Mandals in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
In a video shared by BJP Andhra Pradesh, an injured BJP activist is seen sitting in a car. He is supposedly being taken away after the alleged attack. The car’s windscreen is also seen to be broken.
YCP goons are attacking BJP karyakartas for trying to file nomination.— BJP ANDHRA PRADESH (@BJP4Andhra) March 11, 2020
BJP Karyakartas were attacked by YCP Hooligans when they were on the way to file nomination in Pulicherla Mandalam of Chittoor District. @SpokespersonECI @ishaan_ANI@smitaprakash @madrara @Madrassan_Pinky pic.twitter.com/XsOxvlX8SQ
BJP Andhra Pradesh took to Twitter to share a video in which the injured BJP activist is seen sitting in a moving car. The attack had left him bleeding profusely. The windscreen of the car, he was travelling in, was also broken.
BJP Andhra Pradesh stated: “YCP goons are attacking BJP karyakartas for trying to file nomination. BJP Karyakartas were attacked by YCP Hooligans when they were on the way to file nomination in Pulicherla Mandalam of Chittoor District.”
In December last year, a BJP worker named Prasad Raju in Nagavaram village in Andhra Pradesh had alleged that a group of YSRCP goons had attacked his family in which his aged mother had sustained head injuries. He claimed that he was beaten up by YSRCP workers as he had recently joined BJP. He alleged 20 people were involved in the attack. However, police ruled out any political motive and had termed it a family dispute.
Meanwhile, Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP has regularly accused YSR Congress Party of indulging into political violence after coming to power in May. It had in September last year alleged that the cadres of the YSRCP have killed as many as eight of its party workers and have attacked many more.