A YSRCP and TDP activist were killed in a clash in Anantapur. More than 10 others, including Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao, were injured as clashes between TDP and YSRCP at various places marked the polling on Thursday.
Siddha Bhaskar Reddy, a worker of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), was killed when he was attacked allegedly by the activists of opposition YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Tadipatri Assembly constituency in Anantapur district, police said.
Reddy was critically injured in the clash at a polling booth in Devapuram village. He succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.
Clashes between the workers of the two parties were reported from various parts of the state including Guntur and Prakasam districts.
Senior TDP leader and Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao fell unconscious in an alleged attack by YSRCP activists in Sattenapalli Assembly constituency in Guntur district. Kodela's shirt was torn by the attackers at a polling centre in Yanametla village.
Earlier on Thursday, Jana Sena MLA candidate Madhusudhan Gupta smashed an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Gooty, in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Police offcials said that Gupta has been arrested.
Polling was underway for all 25 Lok Sabha seats and 175-member Assembly in Andhra Pradesh.
With inputs from IANS