There was a dispute over the compound wall of the Nallapochamma temple in Devarakonda Basti between the residents and the Administrative Staff College. When the colony residents called the minister, he came straight to the place. College staff and police had already reached the place. Danam asked the bulldozer driver of the college to stop. When he did not, Danam kicked him with his leg in the presence of the police. TV cameras telecast this scene.
Even as the staff were explaining the situation to the minister, he did not listen to him and assaulted the driver, in the presence of the police who were speechless. It may be recalled that Danam was charged of manhandling a police sub inspector in connection with the ISKCON temple dispute.