TDP MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna Once Again Loses Cool, Chases and Assaults His Own Party Worker at RallyApril 08, 2019 15:51
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The actor-turned-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna, who is notorious for his repeated physical and verbal abuse against fans, journalists, and supporters, has this time chased his own party worker and kicked him to snatch his mobile and throw it in the air for daring to capture his visuals at an election rally.
The campaign rally at Chipurupally in Andhra Pradesh has turned sour as Balakrishna began kicking and hitting the unidentified Telugu Desam Party activist.
Watch: Nandamuri Balakrishna loses cool, thrashes own supporter during campaign pic.twitter.com/Gz8FKlSwKI— TOI Andhra Pradesh (@TOI_Andhra) April 8, 2019
Balakrishna, a sitting Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and a star campaigner of the ruling Telugu Desam Party, will contest from Hindupur constituency in the Lok Sabha elections.
In the last 10 days, this is Balakrishna’s second incident. The most recent altercation occurred on Sunday while his brother-in-law Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was campaigning in Chipurupally Assembly constituency for party leader Kimidi Nagarjuna.
The road leading to Gurla was jammed with cars and bikes belonging to TDP cadres as they had begun a bike rally in town. A video of the incident shows Balakrishna chasing an unidentified TDP worker, then hitting and kicking him.
The visuals also show Balakrishna grabbing the TDP worker’s mobile phone and throwing it away. In another video, the politician is also seen threatening a person trying to record the incident on video.
Recently, Balakrishna slapped a local journalist in Hindupur as he was trying to record a video of an event. Following outrage from the media circles, he has issued an open apology to journalists.
By Sowmya Sangam