T‘gana elections: Congress candidate attacked

HYDERABAD: Congress candidate Challa Vamshichand Reddy, who is in fray from Kalwakurthy Assembly constituency was allegedly attacked by unidentified persons in Jangareddypalli village of Amangal mandal in Mahbubnagar district on Friday.
Congress leaders alleged that BJP workers attacked Vamshi. He was rushed to a near by hospital for treatment. Police brought the situation under control.

The incident occured near a polling booth in Jangareddypalli village when Vamshichand reached the spot on information that Congress and BJP workers were clashing. He was attacked by unidentified persons. Police is yet to confirm to which political party the attackers belonged to.

Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy condemned the attack and said his party and its allies were being attacked allegedly by TRS and BJP candidates out of fear of losing elections.

Director General of police M Mahendra Reddy while speaking to media about the overall election scenario said that so far election across Telangana has been peaceful.

Terming the attacks on Congress and its allies candidates as undemocratic, Uttam said their party candidate from Tandur constituency Rohin Reddy was attacked on Thursday late night and Congress former MP and AICC secretary Madhu Yashki Goud, too, was attacked and his car damaged.

“The trends reaching us clearly indicate that Congress-led Praja Front is going to win. Congress and alliance parties candidates should not lose heart and put up a brave face to ensure free and fair polling is done. Praja Front is surely going to form the government,” he added.

Some of the candidates from main political parties in fray from Kalwakurthy constituency:
Cong: Challa Vamshichand Reddy
BJP: Achary Thaloju
TRS: Gurka Jaipal Yadav
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