Hyderabad : Telugu Desam Party (TDP) worker Chinta Bhaskar Reddy hacked to death near polling booth No.197 at Veerapuram in Tadipatri constituency of Anantapur district.
TDP candidate for Sattenapalli Assembly constituency Kodela Siva Prasada Rao (incumbent speaker of the Legislative Assembly) and his gun-man were allegedly manhandled by YSR Congress activists at Yanametla village, Anantapur.
MLC Buddha Venkanna was taken into custody at Mallikarjunapeta in Vijayawada city as he staged a protest against the disruption of polling cause by faulty EVMs.
Voting for 175 Assembly seats and 25 Parliamentary seats in Andhra Pradesh is being held simultaneously in a single-phase election on Thursday.
It is essentially a three-cornered fight in the State — the ruling Telugu Desam Party seeking a re-election, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress emerging as a strong contender, and actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena the new entrant.
There are also the national parties the BJP and Congress contesting sans any alliance with the regional parties.
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