Wednesday’s stampede in Chandrababu Naidu Rally, Andhra Pradesh, left 8 people dead and 6 injured.
8 people dead and 6 were injured at a rally on Wednesday at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, due to them falling inside a drain at the rally held at Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with President and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu spoke to the crowd.
According to reports, the event happened at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and thousands of TDP activists were dragged into the rally because things had grown so bad that N Chandrababu Nadu had to interrupt his address to run to the hospital and visit the casualties.
Mr. Naidu, the head of the opposition in the state assembly, was slated to address the throng in Kandukur town as part of his “Idemi Kharma Mana Rashtraniki” (Why is our state experiencing this fate?) campaign.
The Chief has held these rallies all around the state in preparation for the upcoming election in 2024.
HOW DID THE EVENT OCCUR?
The crowd pushed forward in order to hear Mr. Naidu’s address since they were all so eager to hear him speak. This stampede-like situation caused many who were near the Gundamkatta drainage outlet to lose control and tumble into the open drain.
Eight persons died and six others were hurt as a result of people losing control and colliding with one another and suffocating. The casualties were transported to the closest hospital by the Local Police and Party Workers.
The former chief minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu extended an ex gratia payment of Rs. 10 lakhs to each of the deceased people’s families and asked his party leaders to take better care of those who were injured. He also expressed his shock at the current situation and sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased.
He even went so far as to offer the deceased’s children free education. He called off the protest and then observed a two-minute moment of silence in memory of the dead.
- Devineni Ravindra Babu from Atmakur
- Kalavakuri Yanadi of Kondamudusupalem
- Yatagiri Vijaya from Ulavapadu
- Kakumani Raja from Kandukuru
- Maralapai Chinna Kondaiah from Gullapalem
- P Purushottam from Kandukuru
ABOUT CHANDRABABU NAIDU
As part of his “Idemi Kharma Mana Rashtraniki” (Why is our state facing this fate?) campaign, Mr. Naidu, the leader of the opposition in the state assembly, was scheduled to address the crowd in Kandukur town.
Due to the next election in 2024, the Chief has staged such rallies all over the state.
In 2019, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress devastated the party, but thanks to Mr. Naidu Mahanadu, the annual party summit has given the party a veneer of success.
The son of Mr. Naidu, Nara Lokesh, is said to begin a 4,000-kilometre foot march called “Yuva Gulam” the next month in an effort to inspire young people to speak up and fight for what they are entitled to.
The “Quit Jagan, Save AP” campaign’s founder, Mr. Naidu, has also stated that if voters don’t support him in the upcoming elections, it may be the last time he holds office.