The zilla parishad meeting at Mahbubnagar on Friday witnessed utter chaos after two legislators got into a heated argument that resulted in one slapping the other.
TRS Achampet MLA Guvvala Balaraju slapped Congress MLA from Makthal, Chittem Ramamohan Reddy after the latter tried to push back the former and ended up hitting him in the face.
According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, the slapping also took a casteist turn when Balaraju demanded that an SC, ST atrocity case be booked against Reddy, alleging that he used casteist language
Meanwhile, Reddy has demanded that Balaraju be arrested for the slap.
The meeting which was chaired by Bandari Bhaskar saw things escalate after opposition parties demanded that the district be declared drought-hit in view of the water shortage it was facing.
The opposition including the Congress, came down heavily on the ruling TRS, following which the ruling party retaliated and the situation got out of hand.
Both the law makers have lodged separate complaints with the district superintendent and the Congress has called for a bandh in Mahbubnagar on Saturday.