P Y Ravi Prakash Rao
In their last efforts to garner votes, almost all major political parties including the ruling TRS party have been staging various fetes ahead of Tuesday, when the city goes to the polls.
Tense situation prevailed in NTR Colony of RK Puram division late on Sunday night, when opposition parties staged a protest alleging that MLA Teegala Krishna Reddy was distributing money and liquor to the voters in the division.
Congress workers alleged that the MLA abused them when they tried to stop him and quiz him over the issue.
The MLA, who had won Assembly seat from Maheshwaram constituency, had crossed over to the ruling TRS in October 2014. He had been campaigning for her daughter-in-law Teegala Anitha Reddy, who is in the fray for RK Puram division.
Sensing that the situation might go out of hand, the police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the leaders including the MLA when the latter indulged in a scuffle. Later, the police recovered a black suitcase and shifted it to the police station.
In another curious case, enthusiastic TRS workers tied ribbons to a statue of B.R Ambedkar located in Kavidiguda division on Monday, stoking controversy, as the campaigning ended on Sunday evening. Kavadiguda is reserved for SC (General).