Activists of BJP and TDP almost came to blows with each other on Sunday during a road laying foundation ceremony in Vidyanagar. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Urban Development and Municipal Administration KT Rama Rao, Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Rao and BJP state president K Laxman.
The road came under Musheerabad constituency represented by Laxman.
The ceremony took an ugly turn when supporters of both the parties got into an argument in the presence of the ministers and MLA.
According to The New Indian Express, when the leaders arrived to the venue, the TRS supporters gave slogans calling KTR as the future Chief Minister. In retaliation, the local BJP leaders also gave slogans claiming that they would form the government after the next elections. These competitive slogans didn’t end there, as the BJP supporters workers expressed extreme dissatisfaction and alleged breach of protocol by the TRS government.
They alleged that the government had insulted their party president, and picked an argument with the TRS cadre. Following the heated argument, the BJP workers gave slogans against KTR, which was retaliated by the TRS. This was followed by a scuffle between the party workers.
However, the Municipal Administration minister intervened and asked the TRS supporters to not chant any slogans, following which the situation came to an ease.
The rivalry between the TRS and BJP increased, after the BJP affiliate won the GHMC employees’ elections recently.
The BJP affiliate Bhagyanagar Municipal Employees Union won against the TRS affiliate Greater Hyderabad Municipal Employees Union with a margin of 1,317 votes.
This was a major setback to the ruling TRS, as the GHMC is headed by none other than KTR.
Out of the total of 4,264 votes which were polled, the BMEU got 2,482.