In an unprecedented incident, a ruckus broke out during a council meeting at the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation after pictures of TDP leaders NT Rama Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu were replaced with pictures of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at the council hall on Saturday.
With the Andhra Pradesh government being won by YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy against Chandrababu Naidu's TDP in both Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, the portraits of former CM Naidu and NTR were being removed from the council hall by the corporation officials ahead of the council meeting.
Seeing this, Vijayawada mayor Koneru Sridhar became furious and he pulled up the officials for changing the portraits. Hitting out at the Mayor's reaction, YSRCP councillors staged protests at the mayor's podium, as per the visuals posted by news agency ANI.
The YSRCP councillors demanded that if a photo of NTR was to be kept, then a portrait of late former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy should be put up on the wall.
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Meanwhile, in yet another embarrassment for the Chandrababu Naidu, the Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday took possession of the conference Hall next to his the residence of the former Andhra CM's residence.
Furthermore, the officials of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) threw out all the belongings of Naidu and locked the premises, as per sources.
Naidu-led TDP faced a massive drubbing in the 2019 elections against Jagan Reddy's YSRCP which won an absolute majority in the 175-member Assembly by winning 151 seats. In the Lok Sabha elections, the YSRCP bagged 22 seats while TDP managed just three.
(With ANI inputs)