Amaravati, November 28: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu's entourage was attacked with stones and a slipper was hurled at the TDP (Telegu Desam Party) chief while he was on his way to Amaravati. The slipper was hurled and slogans raised against Naidu by YSR Congress Party supporters, said reports. The incident took place when Naidu's bus was headed towards the site of construction works in Amaravati.
The slipper, hurled by someone from the public, hit the side-window of his seat of the bus he was travelling in.Earlier, some people showed him black flags. Responding to it, Naidu said the protestors were hired by ruling YSR Congress Party. “I am a former chief minister, the leader of Opposition and chief of a party. Can anyone stage demonstrations like this except the people supported by the YSRCP?” he told ANI.
The police tried to control the farmers who are said to be YSRCP supporters. TDP workers also got angry and chased the protestors, said reports.
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#WATCH Andhra Pradesh: During the protest by farmers supporting YSRCP today, a slipper was hurled at the bus carrying former chief minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, as it was passing near Venkatapalem, on its way to the site of the construction works in Amaravati. pic.twitter.com/0Wyi3PjQTr
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This was the first time that Chandrababu Naidu visited Amaravati after losing power about six months ago. He had left for his place from his residence in Undavalli. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the capital city of Amaravati earlier this year and began his tour.