The Hindpur Assembly constituency, represented by actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Nandamuri Balakrishna has seen some serious developments due to internal rifts within the party.
On Sunday, the police imposed Section 144 across several villages of the constituency, to prevent clashes between the two groups.
The Hindu reported that two ZPTC members from Lepakshi and Chilamathur had submitted their resignations to the ZP Chairman, alleging that Balakrishna's personal assistant, Sekhar, wielded too much power.
"Sekhar doesnâ€™t extend even minimum courtesy to anyone from the party misusing the name of Balakrishna. This cannot be allowed if the party is to serve the people and reassert its position in the next elections,â€ť one of the ZTPC members was quoted as saying.
It was earlier reported that TDP leaders in the constituency held several secret meetings over the past week, following which a 'leaked audio tape' surfaced, that allegedly saw Sekhar shouting at a contractor for beginning work, without his 'blessings'.
Following the resignations and a press meet, the party in the constituency split into two groups.
The faction against Sekhar has been demanding that he resign, or be shifted out of the constituency, so development works can go on, unhindered.
As things got serious, the MLA himself has also responded to the allegations.
"Whenever anyone does any anti-party activities or any things which are being questioned, we will discuss and investigate the issue. The party will take action. No matter who it is. Whether it is a senior leader or a party worker, including me, no one is above the party," he told a gathering of media persons.