Anantapur: Actor-turned-politician and Hindupur MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna who is infamously known for his short temper and slapping his own fans was once again caught in the act on Saturday.

Balayya as he fondly called has been campaigning for the Hindupur municipality elections for the past few days. On Saturday he went to meet the TDP candidate, who is contesting from ward 9 in Hindupur, at his home. While interacting with party activists there, a TDP activist and photographer was taking the politician's photos and videos.

Apparently upset with this, Balayya slapped the man twice and asked him to delete the photos and videos. The "slapgate" video went viral on social media on Saturday and Balayya came under criticism once again.

During the campaign, Balayya, in his typical style, said he has been working for the people as a politician and the chairman of Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital but some ministers in the state are doing nothing. Andhra Pradesh is being run by the liquor and sand mafia instead of ministers and officials, Balayya added.

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