Chandrababu eliminated my uncle: Jagan Mohan Reddy

Chennai: YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy accused Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu of eliminating his uncle, saying that he can stoop to any level.

Addressing a public gathering at Rayachoti, Jagan Mohan Reddy claimed that the Telugu Desam Party Chief eliminated his uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy to demoralise him. “Chandrababu can stoop to any level and has eliminated my own uncle to demoralise me. The ghastly murder takes place under his guidance, it is his State police that takes up the investigation and it is his friendly media that tom-toms spinning story after story,” he claimed.

YS Vivekananda Reddy, younger brother of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy and a former minister in the state government, was found murdered at his home in Pulivendula, Kadapa district last Friday. Jagan Reddy alleged that Naidu has been resorting to murder politics and using his money, muscle and media power. “We will have to fight the battle against all these factors and reject the corrupt practice,” he said. ‘The ruling Telugu Desam Party is steeped in rampant corruption and the ruling party from leadership to grassroots level workers have been involved in kickbacks. Special Category Status was mortgaged for selfish benefits, Polavaram contract was taken from centre for kickbacks and now Chandrababu Naidu is coming with a slogan of assurance which sounds ridiculous,’ he added.

Speaking at Orvakalu, Reddy reaffirmed support to all sections of society, including farmers and youth, who, he said, bore the brunt of the mal-governance of Chandrababu government for the past five years. He appealed to the public present on the occasion not to be lured by the short term gains of Chandrababu Naidu who will be coming with money bags but to opt for long-term benefits like Navaratnas.

NT Bureau