Monday, May 27, 2024

Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy injured in stone-throwing while campaigning

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has been injured after being hit by a stone thrown by an unidentified person while campaigning in Vijayawada.

Jagan was campaigning on a bus as part of his Memantha Siddham (which loosely translates as “We Are Ready”) Bus Yatra on Saturday.

The stone hit the YSR Congress Party chief above his left eyebrow, narrowly missing his eye, and reports said that he needed two stitches.

Vijayawada West MLA Vellampalli Srinivas Rao, who was standing beside the CM, was also injured.

They subsequently continued with the bus yatra for around three more hours before halting for the night.

Jagan would take a break on Sunday at Kesarapalli, also in Vijayawada, and would resume the yatra on Monday morning.

An FIR has been registered under charges of attempt to murder, and multiple police teams have been formed to identify those behind the stone-pelting, Vijayawada police said.

YSRCP general secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy said, “No one, however powerful, will be spared for this cowardly attack on the CM.”

The incident was condemned by many leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.

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