Yet another clash between cadres of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and opposition YSRCP took place at Gudivada town in Andhra’s Krishna district on Tuesday.
Tension prevailed when TDP lit fireworks near YSRCP office after the results of the municipality ward by-election were announced.
TDP candidate Nanduri Venkata Prasad won the 19th municipality ward with a margin of 150 votes against YSRCP candidate Suryanarayana.
This was followed by a ‘victory rally’ by TDP members, which escalated into the clash.
According to The New Indian Express, Gudivada MLA and YSRC leader Kodali Venkateswara Rao reached the spot, following the election results.
The situation turned sour after YSRCP members asked the TDP members to halt the celebration till the MLA leaves.
However, the latter refused, leading to a heated argument between both the parties.
The parties raised slogans against each other, till the police was called in, and dispersed them using force.
This is not the first time TDP and YSRCP have clashed.
Last month, 14 TDP members and 20 members of the YSRCP were injured after they clashed with weapons like knives, iron rods, and axes, in Subbayagudem village in Penuganchiprolu mandal of Krishna district.
According to reports, Subbayagudem president G Srinu and TDP leaders had earlier forced some YSRCP workers to join their party, but they refused. This resulted in a clash between both the parties.
Earlier this year, party workers clashed at Tadepalli too.
In January, TDP supporters had marched from Malkapuram to Velagapudi, sprinkling turmeric water on the roads that YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy had used during his Amaravati tour.
In response, YSRCP workers poured cow urine on the main road from Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's residence at Undavalli to the temporary secretariat, calling it a 'cleansing act'.
After a verbal argument that lasted for several minutes and led to a road blockage, the police stepped in and dispersed the crowd.