Tension mounted in Tirupati when authorities have covered the statues of the former Chief Minister Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy with hoods.
YSR Congress leaders have expressed their ire as authorities had not covered the statues of NTR and Rajiv Gandhi whose names are being extensively used by TDP and Congress parties for their election campaign.
Angry YSR Congress leaders have staged a protest at the Municipal office and met the commissioner Prasad. However the commissioner has said that he was not aware of receiving any such direction from the Election Commission. Municipal staff have informed the commissioner that they had covered the statues on the orders of the RDO.
Condemning the act, YSRC official spokesperson Ambati Rambabu has said that YSR Congress does not stand for the initials of the late Chief Minister Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. He said that the party was registered as Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress party and it was totally improper on the part of municipal authorities to cover the statues of the late leader