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Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy injured in stone pelting incident during election campaign

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CM Jagan was immediately provided first-aid on the bus.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy was on Saturday (Apr 13) evening hit by stones during an election campaign in Vijayawada.

The YSR Congress supremo was pelted aboard a bus while he was campaigning as part of his ‘Memantha Siddham’ (we are all ready) bus yatra.

He was greeting people when an unidentified individual hurled stones at him, wounding him on his left eyebrow.

“The stone struck the CM while he was acknowledging the crowds as part of his bus tour at Vivekananda School Centre in Singh Nagar, Vijayawada,” said a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

CM Jagan was immediately provided first-aid on the bus.

MLA Vellampalli, who was next to Jagan too sustained an injury in his left eye, said the party sources.

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister then continued his campaign after receiving first aid, the sources added.

A video of the incident that has surfaced on social media shows CM Jagan standing atop the vehicle and greeting crowds during the bus yatra.

The footage then shows people standing around him wiping his forehead with a handkerchief initially.

#WATCH | Lok Sabha Elections 2024 | Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy injured during Memantha Siddham Bus Yatra.

According to YSRCP, an unidentified individual pelted a stone at the CM, injuring him on his left eyebrow. His security team was alerted and it… pic.twitter.com/kfBFlMpnhp

— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2024

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He then can be seen entering into the bus where doctors immediately provided first aid to him.

YSRCP leaders have put the blame on TDP for the “attack”.

Reddy commenced his 21-day election campaign bus tour from Idupulupaya in Kadapa district to Icchapuram in Srikakulam district.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished a speedy recovery to the Andhra Pradesh chief minister.

I pray for the speedy recovery and good health of Andhra Pradesh CM @ysjagan Garu.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 13, 2024

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PM Modi took to his official X account and in a posting wrote, “I pray for the speedy recovery and good health of Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Garu.”

Elections for the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh are scheduled on May 13 and the counting of votes will take place on June 4.

(With inputs from agencies)

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