Alleging that former Congress MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was encouraging his "henchmen to attack" its leaders during the campaign for Kadapa Lok Sabha bypoll, the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh petitioned the election authorities to take action against him.
"Chiranjeevi (actor, MLA) who was on campaign yesterday in the constituency, was attacked with eggs and chappals etc. This is indicative of the terror to be created by the hooligans of the said Independent candidate (Jagan)," Congress said in a representation to state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Bhanwar Lal.
Chiranjeevi, who has decided to merge his Praja Rajyam with Congress, campaigned for Congress in Kadapa yesterday.
The supporters of Jagan were distributing a pamphlet to the voters to vote for him without giving statutory details like the name of the printing press and number of copies, the Congress alleged.
Jagan is seeking re-election from Kadapa Lok Sabha in the bypoll, to be held on May eight.