Tension prevailed in Nalgonda town of Andhra Pradesh today, as policemen resorted to cane charging, to quell a group of pro-Telangana activists who pelted stones on the vehicle of CPI(M) MLA J Ranga Reddy who escaped unhurt.
The pro-Telangana activists, among scores of students attacked Ranga Reddy’s car, demanding that he resign in support of separate Telangana state, police said. The CPI(M) is opposed to the division of Andhra Pradesh.
The slogan shouting protesters pelted stones on the Miryalaguda MLA’s car, in which he was travelling, damaging its window panes. Police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the protesters, a senior police official told PTI over phone.
The MLA was safely moved away from the place and he did not receive any injuries, the police official said, adding one of the protesters sustained injuries during the lathi-charge.