• An ugly debate: Angry panelist throws shoe at BJP leader during a Live TV debate


    Hyderabad: A Live TV debate turned ugly after an angry panelist threw his shoe at a local BJP leader. BJP state general secretary S Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, who was also a panellist in the live TV debate, was hit with a shoe by K Srinivasa Rao, a member of the Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi Joint Action Committee (JAC).

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    When BJP’s Vishnu Vardhan Reddy accused K Srinivasa Rao of having links with the TDP, it led to a verbal spat. But when Reddy kept mocking Rao over his links with TDP, it angered him and he finally threw his shoe at the BJP leader.

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    The anchor was forced to moderate the incident by taking an unscheduled break. Other panelists participating in the debate were shocked by the incident.

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    The state BJP Unit Chief Somu Veeraraju has condemned the incident in a tweet. Rajya Sabha MP and senior BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao also joined Veeraraju in condemning the incident.

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