Coming to know about police taking his followers into custody ahead of polling, Anantapur sitting MP JC Diwakar Reddy came to Tadipatri police station. He demanded that the police should release them. At the same time, the local YSRCP leaders also asked the police to release YSRCP workers, who were in police custody. This made JC Diwakar angry and hurled abuses against the YSRCP leaders. The police officials pacified Diwakar, who tried to attack YSRCP functionaries. Later, he left the police station.