We all know that news debate can go to any extend but this live debate on a Telugu news channel went ugly.
In a live debate, one of the panellists attacked a BJP leader with a slipper! Yes, you read it right. If you don’t believe us. Check out the video below:
Kolikapudi Srinivasa Rao, an activist working against the trifurcation of Amaravati, removed his slipper and hit BJP's Andhra Pradesh General Secretary Vishnu Vardhan Reddy in a live news debate after a verbal duel over some comments made by Reddy on former Chief Ministers.
Furious by these comments, Rao fired back at Reddy saying he was talking ‘nonsense’. He was aided by disapproval from another panellist who logged in virtually. "You are crossing your limits," Reddy warned Rao, but he said that he will repeat the ‘nonsense’ word 100 times.
As the debate was heating up, Reddy accused Rao that he should wear a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) flag and come for a debate, intimating that he was a TDP supporter. "Wear a TDP flag and talk or go and work in the TDP office. Who are you? Who are you to ask me? Should I do your paid artist job?" Reddy angrily said.
On hearing the "paid artist" remark, enraged Rao removed his slipper and hit Reddy on his face and questioned him "who is a paid artist?" Those opposing Amaravati's trifurcation are termed as "paid artists" by their political opponents, who allege that they are opposing trifurcation as the land value in Amaravati region will plummet.
(With inputs from IANS)