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Shootout At Nandyala

Just a day after Nandyal by-election, hatreds copped up between the two parties in contest, some followers of Bhuma family on TDP side, said to have fired few rounds at Chakrapani Reddy, brother of YCP Nandyal candidate, Shilpa Mohan Reddy. A tense situation has prevailed at the Suraj Grand Hotel in the Nandyal over the shootout. Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy was allegedly targeted in the shooting. Madhu, who is sympathetic towards the Bhooma family, apparently aimed five rounds at Shilpa Chakrapani. However, Shilpa has survived the firing. The police reached in time to disperse the followers of both parties before any damage.

Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy was attending the funeral of Minority leader Chimping, when the open fire targeted him at Suraj Grand Hotel. The shooter Madhu already has a rowdy sheet opened against him. This is the same Madhu, for whom, the Chandrababu Government has allocated two gunmen during the elections time, and thoroughly got criticised for it.

In the wake of the incident, the YCP leaders took to stage and denounced the ruling TDP government, accusing them of conspiracy of hiring criminals to kill their leaders, not able to witness the popularity that they are gaining. They insisted that the TDP is trying to deceive people for a win, and that they will hit back hard. YCP leaders also maintained that, a win in Nandyal is on the cards for them.

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