Andhra Pradesh

MP, MLA participate incockfight at Pithapuram

MP Thota Narasimham and MLA S.V.S.N. Varma taking part in a cockfight at Pithapuram on Thursday.

MP Thota Narasimham and MLA S.V.S.N. Varma taking part in a cockfight at Pithapuram on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: S_RAMBABU

At a time when a controversy is raging over conducting cockfights in coastal A.P., two people’s representatives participated in the bloodsport at Pithapuram on Thursday.

‘Sankranti Sambaralu’

Kakinada MP Thota Narasimham and Pithapuram MLA S.V.S.N. Varma actively took part in the cockfight which was conducted during “Sankranti Sambaralu” as part of the valedictory of the Janmabhoomi Maa Vooru programme arranged at the municipal high school grounds.

The organisers conducted various events, including rangoli, bonfire, and gangireddulu.

At the end, two white cocks were brought to the venue and handed over to Mr. Narasimham and Mr. Varma who staged a show amid fanfare for more than half an hour. One of the officials who organised the event said that as no daggers were fitted to the birds, it would not attract action.

Moreover, he said its is part of the culture of the Godavari districts.

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