Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy injured in stone pelting incident during Vijayawada roadshow

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was injured on Saturday after stones were pelted during his 2024 Lok Sabha election campaign in Vijayawada, his office said.

According to the news agency PTIYuvajana Congress Party chief Sramika Rythu was attacked by unknown persons.

Reddy suffered a minor cut on his temple above his eye during the ‘Memanta Siddham’ Lok Sabha bus tour in 2024.

“The stone hit the CM while he was greeting crowds on a bus tour to Vivekananda School Center in Singh Nagar, Vijayawada,” a statement by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.

The PTI According to the report, the stone hit the Andhra Chief Minister at a very high speed, which caused those standing around him to initially press a handkerchief on his forehead. Authorities suspect it may have been fired from a catapult, the report said.

The doctor immediately gave first aid to Reddy in the bus.

The report further added that a doctor attended to him on the bus as he was wincing in pain.

However, unfazed by the stone-pelting, Reddy resumed his tour of the city where he agitated for almost four hours.

YSRCP leaders alleged the involvement of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the “attack”.

During a bus tour this morning, Reddy said that TDP supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu ignored the handloom community during his tenure.

“Chandrababu ignored the industry (weaver community) during his previous term, but the present government has supported it for the last five years,” Reddy said, adding that Mangalagiri weavers are known in Telugu-speaking states for their craft.

Jagan Mohan Reddy embarked on a 21-day bus tour for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections campaign from Idupulupaya in Kadapa district to Icchapuram in Srikakulam district.

The 2024 Lok Sabha polls in the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh are scheduled for May 13 and counting of votes on June 4.

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