The incident took place during a public meeting in Kurnool district.

Video YSRC MLAs audio cut off as Andhra CM Naidu loses patience on stage
news Politics Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 08:17

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu cut off an YSRC MLA's speech mid way on Monday during a public meeting in Kurnool district, following the inauguration of the Muchumarri scheme, which is part of the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme.

In a video that has surfaced, YSRC MLA from Nandikotkur S Aisaiah is seen volunteering to speak.

In response, Naidu remarks that there was no contribution of the local MLA, while adding that the YSRC had opposed the scheme in the first place.

However, he goes on to add that the MLA could say a few words congratulating the Chief Minister himself. He also asked the MLA not to make it an issue of politics.

When Aisaiah was given a mike, he immediately said that former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy had laid the foundation stone for the project. Naidu cut him off, stating that many people had laid foundation stones for projects, but the credit should go to the government that completes it.

Even as Naidu was seen asking Aisaiah to stop talking, his mike was switched off, making his voice inaudible.

Watch the video here.