Ruling BRS MP Kotha Prabhakar Reddy and party candidate from Dubbak assembly segment was stabbed allegedly by an unidentified man in Siddipet district while he was campaigning on Monday. Police said the MP from Medak Lok Sabha constituency suffered injuries in his stomach and was shifted to a nearby hospital. His condition is said to be stable, they said.
The incident took place in Doulthabad mandal when Prabhakar Reddy, who has been fielded by BRS from Dubbak for the November 30 assembly elections, was campaigning, police said. TV footage showed Prabhakar Reddy pressing the stab wound on his stomach (to stop the bleeding) while sitting in a vehicle.
The man who allegedly stabbed the MP was "beaten up" by some locals. "The assailant has been taken into custody. We are verifying his details," Siddipet Commissioner of Police N Swetha said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said the attack on Reddy was an attack on him. "I am saying that the attack on the Dubbak candidate is an attack on KCR," Rao said addressing a Telangana poll rally.