Telangana MLA grabs BJP rival by throat amid reside debate, Union Minister slams ‘goondaism’ | Watch
Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) MLA KP Vivekananda attacked BJP’s Kuna Srisailam Goud and grabbed him by his throat throughout a reside TV debate within the poll-bound Telangana on Wednesday.
“𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗥𝗦 – 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗺. BJP MLA candidate from Quthuballapur @KunaSrisailam attacked by BRS sitting MLA. It’s surprising when a contesting opposition candidate is attacked and scuffled in open public, think about if BRS returns to energy even frequent folks will probably be attacked in the identical method,” wrote G Kishan Reddy on social media X, formerly Twitter.
KP Vivekananda is the sitting MLA from the Quthubullapur assembly constituency. In the upcoming state assembly elections, Kuna Srisailam Goud will be competing against him on behalf of the BJP.
After the incident, the BJP also demanded that the BRS MLA be disqualified from contesting the election. The party also asked the Election Commission to take action against KP Vivekananda.
A live TV debate turned unsightly when Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) MLA KP Vivekananda grabbed BJP candidate Kuna Srisailam Goud by the throat.
“KCR’s Party MLA assaults BJP Leader On Live TV debate In Telangana. Vivekananda attacking Goud by holding the latter’s throat is an act of timidity,” Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy said in a statement.
BJP senior leader and OBC morcha chief K Laxman targeted the BRS leader on the incident and said that it is natural for an opposition leader to ask a lot of questions. In such cases MLA’s should “answer the question and face it.”
“But due to frustration and depression, as they (BRS) are losing ground, he (BRS MLA) physically assaulted a BJP candidate, this shows how BRS is in total depression,” he informed ANI. He additionally demanded the disqualification of KP Vivekananda and appealed to the EC to take strict motion in opposition to him.
To alleviate the state of affairs BRS spokesperson Sravan Dasoju accused Goudof of creating a reference to the BRS MLA’s father which made Vivekananda lose his cool.
“Both of them are supposed to have maintained decency, decorum,” and be restrained. Goud mustn’t have pushed the controversy ‘attacking’ Vivekanand’s dad and mom within the first place and the ruling get together MLA mustn’t have attacked his rival. “Both could have been sensible and realized the whole world is watching them,” Dasoju informed PTI.
Telangana will vote for its subsequent state authorities on November 30 and counting of votes will happen on December 3. The upcoming election will see a face-off between the BRS, Congress, and BJP. In the final Telangana state polls, BRS gained 88 of the 119 seats, gaining 47.4 p.c of the full vote share.
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Updated: 26 Oct 2023, 04:29 PM IST