Jana Sena candidate arrested for damaging EVM

Jana Sena candidate arrested for damaging EVM

Anantapur, April 11 (NSS): Voting in Anantapur district got delayed at most places registering only 10.62% by 9 am due to violence erupted at several places on Thursday.

While Guntakal Jana Sena Party candidate Madhusudan Gupta was arrested for breaking an EVM at Gooty in Singanamala (SC) constituency, there were clashes between YSRCP and TDP followers in Jangampalli village of Yellanur mandal. At Siddhapuram in Atmakur mandal of Raptadu constituency, TDP workers attacked YSRCP mandal convener Bala Pothanna leading to bleeding injuries.

Kodela manhandled at Yanametla

At Yanametla village in Sattenapalli Assembly constituency, YSRCP workers allegedly manhandled Assembly Speaker and TDP candidate Kodela Sivaprasada Rao. In the resulting altercation, Rao had his shirt torn and had minor bruises. His gunman also suffered injuries. He later entered a polling booth and shut it from inside. Police forced it open and brought him out. He fainted but regained consciousness after some time.

Buddha Venkanna arrested for protest

MLC Buddha Venkanna was taken into custody at Mallikarjunapeta in Vijayawada city as he staged a protest against the disruption of polling caused by faulty EVMs. (NSS)

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