Tension prevailed during the promotional campaign of Telugu party leader Desam Chandrababu Naidu in Cobham, Andhra Pradesh on Friday after party workers suspected a man carrying a bomb and beat him.
FDP workers suspected the man was a supporter of the ruling Congress party, Yuvajana Sramika Raithu (YSRCP). They caught him and beat him when they sensed him moving suspiciously around Chandrapabu Naidu.
The police rescued the man from the crowd and took him away. Due to the chaos that followed near the podium during the roadshow on Friday, the National Guard commandos guarding Chandrapabu Naidu have published a ballistic protection sheet.
– Telugu Desam Party (TDP Official) (JaiTDP) October 30, 2021
Chittoor Police Superintendent said, “The man turned out to be mentally unstable. He works as an assistant manager at Andhra Pradesh Tourism and is a native of Chandragiri in Chittoor. We found his bag full of his personal belongings.”
Earlier, local YSRCP leader and president of Cobam Rural Electric Co-operative (Resco) Senthil Kumar warned of a “bomb attack” on Chandrababu Naidu in Cobham.
Amid tight security, the party’s chairman, Chandrababu Naidu, arrived at his constituency in Kubham, Chittoor district ahead of the roadshow on Friday. The former prime minister has a Z+ security cover. In the past, Chandrapabu Naidu faced a bomb attack allegedly perpetrated by the Maoists in Tirupati.
Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to Kubham
During his two-day visit, Chandrababu Naidu will participate in various activities including a public meeting. He will also participate in promotional tours in nine panchayats.
During his visit, some small clashes were reported between TDP and YSRCP workers, but the situation remains largely peaceful in Cobham.
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