Hyderabad: In an ugly turn of events, sitting Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLA from Quthbullapur K P Vivekanand Goud physically attacked former MLA and BJP candidate Kuna Srisailam Goud on a live television debate show.
A video of the incident went viral on social media.
The BJP’s candidate Srisailam Goud alleged that land encroachers are in support of the BRS MLA and it led to a verbal tussle between the both of them and eventually escalated to Vivekanand’s violent act against BJP’s candidate.
Following the tussle, followers of both parties stormed the stage and the police had to enter the scene to get the situation under control. The barricades were pushed down by the mob and plastic chairs were flung into the air.
BJP slams BRS over incident
Telangana BJP in a post on X, slammed the BRS and called BRS MLA K P Vivekanand ‘goon’ and said that the incident shows the ‘frustration’ in BRS “that they are losing to the BJP.”
“What better can be expected from a party of goons,” it remarked.
Telangana is going to the polls on November 30.