Both the panelists got up to confront each other physically, as the channel's staff rushed in to stop them.

Video Film director and ex Cong MP trade abuses on live TV during surgical strikes debateScreenshot: TV5 News
news Politics Friday, October 07, 2016 - 08:48

The recent surgical strikes conducted by the Modi government have been on discussion, not only in mainstream English media but also in regional news channels across the country. 

However things got really out of hand on TV5 News, a local Telugu channel, on Thursday after it witnessed a live fight between screenwriter turned actor Posani Krishna Murali and senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao.

Both the participants of the debate have been known for their no-holds barred comments on various media outlets.

The issue began when Posani was all praise for Modi for the recent strikes, and Rao took offence.

Even as cross-talk began on the show, Posani is seen getting really agitated and telling the anchor “I had already told you that I don’t want to resort to a dog fight. We are not dogs to fight and argue. We are human beings,” before going into a tangent of profane language. 

Hanumantha Rao soon followed suit as the duo began to indulge in a shouting match.

Both the panelists were then seen getting up to confront each other physically, as the channel's staff rushed in to stop them.

It is unclear what happened after the incident as the channel cut off the feed.

Watch the video here.

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