Congress legislator, ex-MLA come to blows

An enraged Vishnuvardhan reportedly slapped Vamshichand.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Published: December 13, 2014 12:09:19 am

A Congress MLA and a former MLA came to blows in front of hundreds of guests at a high-profile wedding function Friday morning.
Trouble started when Vamshichand Reddy, a Congress MLA from Kalvakurty in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana, arrived to attend the wedding of a former Congress MLA’s nephew at Madhapur. Officials said that Vishnuvardhan Reddy, a former MLA, greeted Vamshichand but objected to his personal security officer (PSO) asking him to make way for the MLA.

An enraged Vishnuvardhan reportedly slapped Vamshichand. The PSO was also roughed up when he tried to save the MLA from assault by Vishnuvardhan and his supporters.

Later, both leaders lodged complaints of assault against each other at the Madhapur police station. While Vishnuvardhan claimed that the MLA insulted him, Vamshichand said that he was questioned why he had come when he was not invited to the wedding. The MLA claimed that he was invited by the bride’s father.

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