VIJAYAWADA: Utter chaos prevailed at the municipal council meeting in Gudivada of Krishna district on Saturday. The Telugu Desam and YSR Congress Party councillors exchanged blows at the council hall during the meeting.
Ten YSRCP members, including Municipal Chairman Yalavarthi Srinivasa Rao, recently joined the TDP. Denouncing the defection, YSRCP MLA Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao (Nani) and his party councillors obstructed the Municipal Chairman from conducting the proceedings in the council. This led to heated arguments between the councillors of both the parties.
Following the verbal duel, YSRCP councillor Ch Ravi Kanth attacked Srinivasa Rao with his shoe.
The YSRCP member indiscriminately slapped the civic chief on his face with the shoe. Apart from the Municipal Chairman, some other TDP councillors also faced the humiliation. Police intervened and brought the situation under control by separating the clashing TDP and YSRCP municipal councillors.
Though the ugly incident in the council meeting happened in the presence of MLA Nani, he remained a mute spectator. Raising slogans against the defected councillors, the YSR Congress members said they had no moral right to continue in the office.