Vijayawada: Several persons were injured at Mulakaluru village under Nugendla mandal of Vinukonda assembly constituency in Guntur district after TDP and YSRC supporters clashed with each other. According to police, comments by an inebriated person over results of the panchayat elections sparked tensions between the two groups, leading to stone pelting.
Elections were held at Mulakaluru on Saturday in which one Babu, a YSRC supporter, won in a closely-contested fight. On Sunday, an inebriated person publicly alleged they had been deceived in the election. His comments sparked tensions among functionaries of both parties who gathered in large numbers.
A heated argument soon turned into a physical fight as both groups started pelting stones at each other. Cops rushed to the spot and dispersed the mob. Injured persons were shifted to Vinukonda government hospital and a picket set up to prevent further escalation.
Meanwhile, at Kambhamapadu village under Nujendla mandal, tension prevailed for a while following disputes over the election of the vice-sarpanch. TNN