After the latter went to perform puja at Medipally Lake, slippers and stones were thrown at Ibrahimpatnam MLA Manchireddy Kishan Reddy's car. The villagers of the Yacharam mandal Medipally refused the entry of the MLA into the village and called for the pharmaceutical industry to stop the land acquisition. When the farmers raised slogans against the MLA and hurled slippers at his convoy, tension mounted. The police responded quickly and resorted to the farmers' lathi charge and detained a few leaders from Congress and the BJP. The police also took the village Sarpanch into custody and dispersed the crowd.
The villagers learned of the MLA's visit to Medipally, according to the reports, and decided to restrict his entry into the village. The villagers said they were coerced to give away the land to set up a pharmaceutical business. In order to take stock of the situation after heavy rains, Manchireddy Kishan Reddy went to perform puja at Medipally Lake and tour the village.