A live debate on a regional Telugu news channel made many heads turn after a person threw his chappal at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vishnuvardhan Reddy. The viral clip was widely shared on social media.
Noted news anchor Parvathaneni Venkata Krishna hosted a live debate on the ABN Andhra Jyothi TV channel on Tuesday evening. Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Vishnuvardhan Reddy and Kolikapudi Srinivasa Rao and few others took part in the debate.
While discussing the much-talked-about Amaravati issue, the BJP leader and Kolikapudi Srinivasa Rao indulged in a war of words on the ABN live discussion.
Things turned ugly after Srinivasa Rao, who is said to be Chandrababu Naidu’s loyalist slapped Vishnuvardhan Reddy with his slipper.
The Andhra Pradesh wing of Bharatiya Janata Party condemned the attack on Vishnuvardhan Reddy. BJP Rajya Sabha member GVL Narasimha Rao alleged that it’s the act of TDP and said that Chandrababu Naidu should condemn the incident if TDP is not behind this.
Looking at Kolikapudi Srinivasa Rao’s background, he has a coaching centre in Hyderabad where he coaches the youth for competitive exams. He took part in Amaravati farmers’ agitation and has been taking an active part.
According to the media reports, Chandrababu might field Srinivasa Rao as a TDP candidate in the 2024 polls. He is likely to be contesting from the Tadikonda constituency.
To everyone’s surprise, TDP supporters and sympathisers have widely shared the viral clip of Srinivasa Rao slapping BJP’s Vishnuvardhan Reddy. They even justified the act.