HYDERABAD: The Narayanaguda police on Wednesday registered a case against Vijayawada Central MLA Malladi Vishnu under the SC/ST Atrocity Act for allegedly using objectionable language against another legislator who also hails from Krishna district.
Vishnu also allegedly tried to attack his colleague with a water bottle.
According to the police, during a review meeting on housing held here, Vishnu tried to throw a water bottle and used objectionable language against Nandigama MLA Tangirala Prabhakar Rao.
Vishnu belongs to the Congress and Prabhakar Rao to the TDP.
Narayanaguda police inspector G Girish Rao said that the review meeting on housing in Krishna district was held at the State Housing Corporation office in Urdu Lane at Himayatnagar here.
It was presided over by Housing minister Uttam Kumar Reddy and attended by MLAs from Krishna district.
As soon as the meeting began around 2 pm, Nuzividu MLA Chinnam Ramakotaiah, while asking the minister and officials on issues pertaining to the housing sector, strongly denied allegations levelled against Krishna district TDP president and Mylavaram MLA Devineni Umamaheswara Rao that he was involved in selling 5,000 houses illegally.
“When Prabhakar Rao was asking the officials to serve notices to all MLA to know the statistics on various issues, Vishnu came down on Prabhakar Rao and used objectionable language against him.
He also tried to throw a water bottle at Prabhakar,’’ the inspector said.
In the evening, Prabhakar, along with Umamaheswara Rao, approached the Narayanaguda police and lodged a complaint against Vishnu, following which police registered SC/ ST atrocity case against Vishnu.