Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Narayana Reddy was stoned to death in Sultanpur village of Pargi in Vikarabad district of the state on Tuesday morning.
This shocking incident has taken place days after two of the senior TRS leaders and Narayana Reddy’s followers joined the Congress party in the presence of the AICC president Rahul Gandhi. Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRDC) chairman T Narsa Reddy and Member of the Telangana Legislative Council S Ramulu Naik joined Congress on October 27.
As soon as his body was found in the early hours of the day, Narayana Reddy’s followers from the nearby villages gathered and thrashed two Congress party workers. After the scuffle, the two Congress members were rushed to a nearby local hospital for treatment.
After clashes broke out between the TRS party workers and Congress supporters following the incident, there is a lot of political unrest in the region, as per reports. A formal case is yet to be registered by the Telangana police in the matter. But, Police forces have been deployed in large numbers to maintain the law and order in the area.
Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) is yet to speak on the matter.
Meanwhile, assembly elections are scheduled to take place in Telangana in a single phase on December 7. The Election Commission announced the poll schedules for the states of Telangana on October 6 during a press briefing in New Delhi. The ruling TRS will face an alliance of Chandrababu Naidu's TDP and the Congress, with the latter being the larger partner. The elections were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the 2019 Lok Sabha polls but KCR managed to have them brought forward after resigning from the post of Chief Minister.