CPI party general secretary A.B. Bardhan had a bitter experience when a group of Telangana youngsters manhandled him.
The youth, reported to be supporters of former Telangana Students Union leader Pasham Yadagiri, descended at the ongoing 20th National Congress of the CPI around 9.15 p.m. and started circulating pamphlets in support of Telangana state. They managed to gain entry and tried to corner Bardhan over the delay in announcing the partys stand on separate Telangana.
Bardhan refused to accept the pamphlet from them. Angered over this, the youth pushed him aside and started questioning the State leaders about their stand on Telangana. With the situation going out of control, the volunteers of CPI intervened and bodily lifted the youngsters out of the venue.