Special Correspondent

KADAPA: CPI(M) functionaries had a scuffle with Kadapa Mayor P. Ravindranath Reddy’s security personnel at Kadapa Municipal Corporation on Friday demanding that he leave his chamber in view of Friday’s bandh.

Police rushed to the spot and dispersed the protesters. Enforcers of the bandh sent away employees from the Municipal Corporation and tried to storm the Mayor’s chamber demanding that he should not transact official business on the bandh day. When the Mayor invited a few CPI(M) leaders inside, Venkat and N. Ravisankar Reddy urged him to cooperate with the bandh enforcers. Expressing reluctance to leave office, the Mayor advised them not to force anybody but voluntarily seek cooperation. When the CPI(M) functionaries stuck to their demand, Kadapa West Circle Inspector U. Suryanarayana and staff dispersed them.