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Two killed in poll-related clash in Anantapuramu in AP

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

A ruling and another belonging to the main opposition YSR were killed Thursday in a poll-related group clash in Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

The clash occurred at Veerapuram village under constituency in the afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as of YSR party and Sidda of the TDP, according to police sources.

TDP N Chandrababu Naidu condemned the killing of his party and accused the YSR of indulging in violence to win the election.

Countering this, the YSRC alleged that followers of local TDP and MLA, the JC brothers (J C and MLA, J C Prabhakar Reddy), tried to rig the votes in a polling booth at Veerapuram.

was attacked with sickles, resulting in his death,the YSRC claimed.

Another YSRC was also injured in the incident, the party said in a statement.

Additional police forces have been rushed to the village to bring the situation under control.

Polling is in progress for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly seats in

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 14:30 IST