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MLC Polls: TRS, BJP cadre clash in Adilabad

Published: 26th Nov 2021 8:27 pm

Adilabad: Tension prevailed for a while when activists of both the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clashed after exchanging heated arguments over the withdrawal of nomination by independent candidate P Pushparani for Adilabad Local Authorities Constituency elections. here on Friday.

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However, the quarrelling party workers were dispersed by the police who brought the situation under control. Leaders of the two parties and tribal rights organisation Tudum Debba were detained for creating ruckus at the office of the Returning Officer here.

As the news of the withdrawal of Pushparani went viral on social media platforms, seemingly rejoiced activists of the TRS reached the RO office while the members of BJP staged a sit-in in front of the Collectorate in support of the tribal leader. The two groups picked an argument with each other, triggering the tension. Pushparani, an activist of Tudum Debba, however, declared that she would be in the fray. Earlier, 22 independent candidates withdrew their nominations by the last date for quitting the election contest.

Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy, Government Whip Balka Suman and 10 legislators of the erstwhile Adilabad district camped in Adilabad town to avoid elections for the Adilabad LAC seat unanimous by electing TRS candidate Dande Vittal. However, their efforts bore no fruits.

Consequently, the two nominees Dande Vittal and Pushparani will contest in the polls to Adilabad LAC slated for December 10. The counting of the votes will be held on December 14. A tribal woman is testing her luck in the MLC polls to the seat for the first time.


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