Tension prevailed in the town as a local Congress worker, opposing defections into the party, climbed atop a mobile tower and threatened to jump.

There have been reports that the BRS MLA is planning to join the Congress. However, ZP Chairperson Saritha, who lost in the Assembly elections against the BRS MLA in the constituency, has been opposing his entry into the Congress.

To this effect, she recently met Nagarkurnool MP Mallu Ravi and wanted him to exert pressure on the party leadership to refrain from permitting the BRS MLA’s entry.