Hyderabad: Tension prevailed at Pedda Amberpet of Ranga Reddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad, when Congress MP from Bhongir constituency Komatireddy Venkat Reddy was obstructed by scores of TRS and BJP workers. As the MP had come to the village to meet known persons, the party workers alleged that he was distributing money, conducting election campaign and trying to influence voters for the Municipal elections to be held on Wednesday.
On Tuesday evening, Venkat Reddy was on his way to Hyderabad from Bhongir. Midway, he dropped to meet an old friend. It was found that while he was passing by, the friend called him and upon knowing that he was travelling from their area, he requested Venkat Reddy for a short visit.
Venkat Reddy went to meet the friend who resides in a villa in a gated community in the village. As he arrived, he had also informed former Congress MLA Malreddy Rangareddy to join him.
As the news of their visit spread, scores of activities and leaders from TRS and BJP parties rushed to the area and staged a protest. They had alleged that the MP and former MLA were distributing money for elections and also campaigning, even after the time for campaigning was closed on Monday. As the group started becoming bigger, police were also informed and police teams also rushed to the spot.
Police officials said that they have also informed the Election Squad and the surveillance teams as the crowds had made allegations of election violations by the MP and the former MLA.
Later the election squad and surveillance teams conducted a search in their vehicles and also inquired the residents on the allegations. But no election material or cash or any other material falling under election code was found in their vehicles and in the house they visited. After informing the same to the crowds, police dispersed them and the situation was brought under control.