YSRCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party ) President YS Jaganmohan Reddy was attacked today near the VIP Lounge of Vishakapatnam Airport.
Reddy was at the Visakhapatnam Airport to board a flight to Hyderabad. A man pretended to offer him a cup of coffee as he was walking toward the VIP lounge. Malla Vijay Prasad, the president of YSRCP in Visakhapatnam said that the man, identified as Srinivas by the police, pulled out a knife and injured Reddy.
“Srinivas suddenly whipped out a blade that is normally used during rooster fights and lunged at Reddy. He clearly wanted to stab Reddy in the neck, but Reddy deflected the blade with his hand and suffered an injury on his shoulder.
Srinivas was overpowered by YSRCP workers, and handed over to the police at the airport,” Vijay Prasad, who was with Reddy at the time.
The police have detained Srinivas.
Reddy received first aid at the airport and boarded a flight to Hyderabad to consult a doctor there.
YSRCP leaders have condemned it as the death of democracy and accused TDP of orchestrating the attack alleging that the restaurant is owned by the party
MIM head honcho Asaduddin Owaisi published a tweet addressing Union Minister Suresh Prabhu for the security lapse.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 999/year is the best way you can support our efforts.