Kinjarapu Atchannaidu, together with 21 others, is accused of allegedly threatening a YSRC candidate towards submitting nomination for the sarpanch submit in Nimmada village, which has been a TDP stronghold owing to the Kinjarapu household
Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Andhra Pradesh unit chief Kinjarapu Atchannaidu was on Tuesday arrested in reference to a gram panchayat election-related case through which he was going through a cost of alleged legal intimidation.
Atchannaidu was listed an accused, together with 21 others, within the case in Nimmada village in Srikakulam district, police sources mentioned. Already, 11 different TDP staff have been arrested within the case, they mentioned.
The allegation towards the accused was that they threatened the ruling YSR Congress candidate Okay Appanna towards submitting his nomination for the sarpanch submit in Nimmada. An alleged telephonic dialog, whereby Atchannaidu threatened Appanna, was additionally leaked.
Atchannaidu and Appanna are carefully associated and among the fundamental accused within the case too are kinfolks. The sarpanch submit was by no means contested in earlier polls over the past three a long time as Nimmada is the native village of Atchannaidu and his late brother and former Union Minister Okay Yerrannaidu. It was a TDP stronghold owing to the Kinjarapu household.
In the continued elections to the gram panchayats, the YSRC sought to place up its candidate for the village sarpanch submit and that prompted a scuffle two days in the past, with each side levelling allegations at one another of violent assaults.
The nomination course of for the primary section election, due on 9 February, ended on 31 January.
Following Sunday’s incident, a case was registered towards Atchannaidu, a few of his kin and followers however the YSRC activists have been spared.
TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu condemned his deputy’s arrest and known as it the peak of (Chief Minister) Jagan (Mohan Reddy)’s vendetta politics. The YSRC leaders created a tense environment within the village (Nimmada) that has remained peaceable for many years, Chandrababu Naidu mentioned in a launch.
He sought to know why no case was registered towards YSRC native in-charge D Srinivas, who was the person ‘solely accountable’ for the violence in Nimmada.
Chandrababu Naidu demanded that the instances foisted on Atchannaidu be withdrawn and he be launched forthwith.
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