scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, December 05, 2021

Use of abusive language against me angered people, says Andhra CM

The TDP has accused the Chief Minister of trying to stifle the voice of the opposition. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu has also accused police of inaction.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad |
Updated: October 21, 2021 2:33:18 am
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. (Express file photo by Anil Sharma)

A DAY after his party workers vandalised opposition TDP offices at several places across Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday said what was unfolding in the state was a consequence of a TDP spokesperson’s abusive remarks against him.
He was referring to TDP spokesperson K Pattabhi Ram’s remarks at a press conference on Tuesday following which YSRCP workers targeted TDP offices.

“A section of people and… media have been constantly targeting and tarnishing the image of the party and the government. We have never witnessed people using such abusive language at this level. At least I have never seen it when I was in the opposition,” Reddy said at a government event.

“The public who have been infuriated by such derogatory statements have reacted in such a way,” he said.

A YSRCP statement said TDP spokesperson Pattabhi Ram used “highly abusive and condemnable remarks” against the Chief Minister. “After that, a group of citizens who admire and love the CM for his spotless governance, retaliated and attacked TDP offices,” the statement said.

The TDP has accused the Chief Minister of trying to stifle the voice of the opposition. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu has also accused police of inaction.

In the past 24 hours, two FIRs have been registered over the violence at the TDP headquarters at Mangalagiri in Guntur district.

The first FIR was lodged Tuesday night at Mangalagiri Rural Police Station, based on a complaint by P Sai Badrinath, an IT employee at the TDP office. Badrinath alleged that armed YSRCP supporters barged into the TDP office and assaulted him and other staff.

On Wednesday, Guntur Urban District Police registered an FIR against N Lokesh, son of the TDP chief, and five other party leaders, accusing them of attacking a police inspector at the TDP headquarters Tuesday evening.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Hyderabad News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement