On Thursday, leaders of Telugu Desam Party alleged attack from YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP during the ongoing Yuvagalam Padayatra in Andhra Pradesh. The clashes broke out when the rally was in Proddutur area of the state on June 1, a day before the anniversary of the formation of Telangana State.
Visuals from the fight during the padayatra were shared by news agency ANI while reporting the incident. In the tweeted video, party workers were seen holding the collar and thrashing one another during an argument. Some were also seen filming the incident on their phone cameras.
Yuvagalam Padayatra is a 400-day-long walking rally started by TDP leader on January 27 this year. The padayatra ranging 4,000 km, on route Kuppam to Srikakulam, was aimed at bringing youth of Andhra Pradesh together.
Reportedly, the rally saw posters and placards reading "Who Killed Babai" in reference to YS Vivekananda Reddy murder case.
When the youths reached Proddutur, a clash between Nara Lokesh and the Proddatur DSP took place and added an intense dimension to the rally. The police attempted to seize the posters, leading to a heated argument between the politician and police official: Local media report.