TRS leader’s car vandalised for blocking Amit Shah’s convoy

Gosula Srinivas Yadav said his car had stalled and that it was not a deliberate attempt to block the Home Minister’s convoy.
A collage of the vandalised car
A collage of the vandalised car
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A TRS leader's car was vandalised allegedly by security personnel after it allegedly had blocked the path of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's convoy in Hyderabad, on Saturday. The incident, seen as a security lapse, occurred near a hotel in Begumpet when the Union Minister was returning to the hotel after attending Hyderabad Liberation Day celebrations at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad.

Gosula Srinivas Yadav, the TRS leader, was driving a red Brezza, which was allegedly vandalised by some security personnel, when he had stopped the car. Yadav said that he had simply stopped the car and that it was not a deliberate attempt to block the Home Minister’s convoy. Before he could move the vehicle, the rear windshield was smashed. He said he would speak to police officers about the incident.

Pictures of the TRS leader sitting in the car and the damaged glass went viral on social media. Reacting to the incident, BJP MP K Laxman held the TRS government responsible for it. He questioned how the state government would protect others, when it could suffer a breach while providing security to the Union Home Minister. 

The MP recalled that a similar incident had occurred during the recent visit by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. A TRS leader had confronted Sarma on the stage during a public event and tried to dislodge the mike when the latter was addressing Ganesh immersion procession in the city on September 9.

During his visit to Hyderabad on Saturday, Amit Shah hoisted the national flag and reviewed the parade by central paramilitary forces at the event organised by the Union Ministry of Culture to mark erstwhile Hyderabad state's accession to India. Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao skipped the event as the state government is celebrating September 17 as National Integration Day. He hoisted the national flag at a programme organised by the state government.

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