Actor turned politician Nandamuri Balakrishna seems to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. After physically assaulting a fan earlier in the day, he has now been caught on camera giving money to voters during his campaign in Nandyal on Tuesday.
Photos and videos of the actor-politician, MLA from Hindupur and star campaigner for the Telugu Desam Party, distributing money have gone viral.
The actor can be seen bribing voters, while travelling on the campaign vehicle.
Minister Akila Priya, TDP MLA candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy and Mounika Nagi Reddy are present by his side.
Speaking to TNM, YSR Congress Party spokesperson and secretary DR. Arun Kumar said, "We are planning to meet the returning officer. We will also file a complaint with State Election Commission."
He said that the Election Commission should sack Balakrishna from his MLA position, since he acted against the constitutional and democratic spirit.
The YSRC spokesperson demanded forfeiture of the TDP candidate from contesting the election.
‚ÄúThis shows the high-handed nature of TDP. They are disregarding democracy, it is a clear violation of EC guidelines,‚ÄĚ he fumed.
The Nandyal bye-election will be held on August 23.