ANDHRA PRADESH

Eight injured as Congress members clash

KADAPA: Eight persons sustained injuries, one of them severely, when rival groups of Congressmen clashed with hunting sickles, daggers and sticks in Sarvarayapalle village in Mydukur mandal on Tuesday over a row on appointment of an anganwadi teacher.

Obul Reddy and Pulla Reddy groups were at loggerheads on grant of welfare schemes to their sympathisers. Obul Reddy group allegedly attacked Pulla Reddy group alleging that the latter is obstructing the appointment of a villager as anganwadi teacher, police said.

Pulla Reddy and his followers – Nagi Reddy, Suryanarayana Reddy, Venkatalakshmamma, Chandra Obul Reddy, Venkatasubba Reddy and N. Chinnasubba Reddy sustained injuries and the condition of Balagangi Reddy is said to be critical.

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