Former Congress MP V Hanumantha Rao has found himself in trouble after a video of him abusing a police officer at the Telangana Assembly has gone viral.
The video, which was played by Telugu TV channels, starts with a visibly agitated Rao yelling, "What are you guys thinking? You think you are a dictator? Who are you to stop us, and not let us talk? I will show you."
The confrontation reportedly started out after Rao was denied entry to the Assembly media point.
The policeman is seen explaining that he merely conveyed the orders that he had received.
Stating that he was a Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), Rao adds, "Tell your Chief Minister, I will come and sit in front of his house. Maybe he doesn't know about me. What is this behaviour? Yesterday they closed down Dharna Chowk at Indira Park, and now they are not letting me talk to the media here. Stop me again, and I will show him (KCR)."
Watch the video below.
Following the incident, NTV reported that the police officer who was abused took to Facebook to write that he was "mostly going to resign" his job, as he was insulted while doing his duty.
This is also not the first time that Rao has got into trouble for his comments as he has been known to say controversial things in the past.
Recently, when former Finance Minister P Chidambaram praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rao had hit out at the former and said that he was doing so only because "his son is involved in corruption charges".
In October last year, Hanumantha Rao almost traded blows with a film director on live TV after India conducted surgical strikes.
After abusing each other, both the panelists were seen getting up to confront each other physically, as the channel's staff rushed in to stop them. It was unclear what happened after the incident as the channel cut off the feed.