Row over Chandrababu Naidu’s open letter from jail


A row has erupted over former Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu’s letter to people from Rajamahendravaram Central Jail as the prison authorities claimed that no permission was given for the letter. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday evening had released a letter to media stating that the party supremo wrote it to the people from Rajamahendravaram Jail, where is lodged in Skill Development Corporation case for more than a month. Jail superintendent clarified that no letter is released from jail without their permission and that there was no permission for the one purported to have been written by Naidu. The prison official released a statement with a photocopy of the letter signed by Naidu and released by the TDP. Below Naidu’s signature, it is written ‘From Sneha Block, Rajamahendravaram Jail’. Jail Superintendent S. Rahul stated that as per the prison rules if a prisoner wanted to send a signed letter outside the jail, jail authorities go through it and only with the jailer’s verification, signature, and jail’s stamp, it is sent to the concerned court or any government office or family members. Meanwhile, the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has slammed the TDP for releasing the letter with the claim that it is written by Naidu from the jail. @@