Vijayawada: Rigidity prevailed in Gudivada city in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district on Monday as ruling YSRCP and opposition TDP have deliberate separate programmes to watch the loss of life anniversary of former Congress MLA Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao.
Police have imposed prohibitory orders beneath part 144 of the Prison Process Code banning conferences and rallies. Extra police forces have been deployed within the city to forestall any untoward incident.
The state of affairs within the city has been tense since Sunday night time when staff of the YSR Congress Occasion (YSRCP) and Telugu Desam Occasion (TDP) clashed.
The TDP functionaries alleged that YSRCP chief Merugumala Kali made a cellphone name to former TDP MLA Ravi Venkateswara Rao and threatened to kill him if he organised a programme to mark the twenty fourth loss of life anniversary of Ranga. On studying about this, TDP males went to the residence of the ruling celebration chief.
Followers of former minister and YSRCP MLA Kodali Nani and TDP chief Ravi raised slogans towards one another. There was a heated argument between the 2 teams. Police intervened to convey the state of affairs beneath management.
The opposition celebration leaders alleged that the police didn’t take motion towards the YSRCP males who resorted to threats and violence.
Police erected barricades and deployed personnel across the TDP workplace to forestall any gathering. The TDP leaders supplied tributes to Ranga at his statue at AGK Faculty within the city.
On the opposite aspect, the YSRCP males have been gathering at one other place and threatening to disrupt the programme. The ruling celebration leaders say that TDP has no proper to organise the loss of life anniversary programme of Ranga.
In the meantime, leaders of the Jana Sena Occasion (JSP) additionally supplied tributes to Ranga by garlanding his statue.
Ranga, a frontrunner of Congress celebration and belonging to the Kapu neighborhood, was murdered in 1988 when he was on starvation strike, sparking unprecedented violence in Vijayawada and different components of Krishna district in addition to neighbouring districts. Greater than 40 folks have been killed and property price over Rs 100 crore was broken.
The violence abated after then Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao made his TDP legislator Devineni ‘Nehru’ Rajasekhar give up. The then Dwelling Minister Kodela Sivaprasada Rao additionally needed to resign.
In 2016, controversial filmmaker Ramgopal Verma had made a film ‘Vangaveeti’ based mostly on a feud between the households of Vangaveeti and Nehru belonging to 2 dominant castes and rival political events.
Ranga’s son Vangaveeti Radhakrishna had joined the YSRCP in 2012, however stop the celebration in 2019 after he was denied ticket from Vijayawada Central Meeting constituency. He later joined the TDP.
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