A threat allegedly held by a newly elected MLA to a journalist in the Secretariat building on Monday evening created ripples in the administration and journalist circles after the news went viral.

According to the journalist, Siddireddy Srinivas Reddy, the newly elected Congress MLA from Medak, Mynampally Rohith had threatened and charged towards him menacingly in front of the chamber of Telangana Chief Minister, A Revanth Reddy around 8 pm on Monday evening.

“Rohith spotted me in front of the chamber of the Chief Minister and charged towards me alleging I spoke to him rudely during a debate on a television show. I tried to pacify him but he continued to shout at me and charged towards me to attack. The security staff and the other civilians intervened and dispersed us,” Siddireddy Srinivas Reddy told Telangana Today.