Protests by Telugu Desam corporators marred the birth anniversary function for former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy organised at the GHMC head office on Thursday.
Much before Mayor B. Kartika Reddy, Commissioner Sameer Sharma and others converged to pay floral tributes to a photo of Dr. Reddy, TD floor leader Singireddy Srinivas Reddy and his colleagues put up photos of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Jyoti Rao Phule, Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi and N.T. Rama Rao. They paid floral tributes to the leaders and raised slogans demanding space be allotted to the respective statues as was decided for YSR. When Ms. Reddy, after garlanding YSR's photograph, refused to acknowledge other portraits, the TD corporators protested claiming disrespect to the leaders.
They even tried to prevent her from entering the building till the police intervened.