Nandyal: Barely 24 hours after the polling in Nandyal, TDP goons led by Abhiruchi Madhu attacked YSRCP candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy’s brother — Silpa Chakrapani Reddy near Suraj Hotel here on Thursday.
The 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 hurling abuses at Silpa Chakrapani Reddy. Police remained mute spectators and did not make any attempt to stop the two groups from clashing against eachother.
Silpa’s vehicle was stopped by the TDP goons at the hotel, when he was heading to attend the 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 rowdysheeter and had several criminal cases registered against him.
Meanwhile, speaking to media persons, Silpa Chakrapani Reddy said that it was a deliberate attempt from the TDP to eliminate him.