Group wars in Nandyal in the recent past reminds us of factionism in Anantapur district. The reason behind clashes in municipal council meeting and call for Nandyal bandh on Saturday is just an attempt to showcase the domination of two groups led by Sitting MLA Bhuma Nagireddy and Former Minister Shilpa Mohan Reddy.
In 2014 Polls, Bhuma Nagireddy defeated Sitting MLA Shilpa Mohan Reddy who is Nadhyal’s strongman and also served as minister during YSR’s regime. Issues like Road Widening and Demolishing Illegal Constructions have led to clashes between Bhuma and Shilpa Groups in council meeting. Several TDP Leaders and Workers have been injured in these attacks. Non-Bailable warrant has been issued against Bhuma Nagireddy and the legislator even surrendered before the police following stern warning. These group wars established political rivalry between two influential political families in Nandyal.