Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: The differences between warring groups in the Telugu Desam Party came to the fore again on Sunday after leaders of a Backward Class group clashed with each other at the ‘Yuva Garjana’ venue in the presence of the party’s polit bureau member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and other senior leaders.

The incident was a setback to the party that is trying to revive itself in the district by organising a massive show of strength on November 5. It took a turn for the worse when partymen thrashed mediapersons covering the fistfights. A videographer of Tv9 channel, Phanindra, was injured and rushed to the NRI Hospital, while three others received injuries.

Mediapersons and journalists associations condemned the attack and staged a sit in in front of the TDP district party office and submitted a representation to Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha who assured that he would arrest the main accused, Kolli Lakshmaiah Chowdary, Navuluru sarpanch. TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu assured the management of Tv9 that necessary action would be taken against the guilty.