Amaravati: During his campaign at Nandyal, Yuvajana Shramika Rythu (YSR) Congress Party president Jagan Mohan Reddy spewed an absolute shocker when he said people like Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu should be shot in public.
Jagan Mohan said Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Naidu has not delivered on his promises made to the people of Andhra. He alleged that the chief minister was involved in several scams amassed a wealth of Rs 3.5 lakh crore, according to reports.
Addressing a crowd in Nandyal town ahead of the bye-elections, Jagan Mohan said, "A person like Chandrababu Naidu should be shot in public for his double speak and unending deeds of corruption."
The provocative remark has enraged the TDP leaders, including Mallela Rajshekhar, who has filed a police complaint against Jagan Mohan for threatening to kill the chief minister.
Nandyal is a constituency in the state's Rayalaseema area that has been witnessing a political void ever since the death of its sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy from a heart attack on March 12 this year.
While TDP has named Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy as its candidate, the YSRCP has named Silpa Mohan Reddy as its nominee. Other parties, including the Congress, are also planning to field candidates.
The Election Commission announced that the election will be held on August 23.
The last date of nomination is August 5. Inspection of nomination will be done on August 7 and last date of withdrawal of candidates is August 9.
The counting of votes will be held on August 28....