He was let off a couple of hours later and Lagadapati spoke to an array of news channels and went about defending himself. He said he had to use the pepper spray for purely for self defence and he has no intention to harm others.
Lagadapati said pepper spray is legally allowed even for women as an instrument of self defence against stalkers and attackers.
Lagadapati said he was actually attacked by some other members including those of Telangana region. He had information that there is a threat to him in Parliament and he keeps the spray as a matter of habit.