Amaravathi: The TDP national president and former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said the arrest of former minister and senior TDP leader Chintakayala Ayyannapatrudu is the height of anarchic rule in the state.
Mr. Naidu told media persons at the party headquarters here that whenever the state government faces some major problem, the ruling party is tries to divert public attention by filing false cases against the TDP leaders. Now, Sharmila, the sister of Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, gave a statement to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with regard to the murder of their paternal uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy in which she clearly mentioned who was behind the murder, Mr. said.
The TDP is fighting against the illegal occupation of lands by the ruling YSRCP leaders in the port city of Visakhapatnam. To divert public attention from these issues, a false case has been registered against Mr. Ayyannapatrudu, Mr. Naidu alleged. The High Court, too, had given orders on the illegal mining in Rishikonda, he said and asked how Jagan can face the public now.
Pointing out that the police went to Mr. Ayyannapatrudu's house at 3 a.m, Mr. Naidu asked whether the former minister had committed any murders or atrocities or any other crimes like Jagan's uncle. Mr. Ayyannapatrudu's wife said the police barged into their house like thieves and some of them were even drunk.
Stating that the ancestors of Mr. Ayyannapatrudu were very generous and donated hundreds of acres of land while his grandfather was also an MLA, Mr. Naidu asked how Mr. Ayyannapatrudu, who comes from such a family, occupy two cents of land as is being claimed by the police.
"Yours (Jagan's) is a family that amended the law to get away with the illegal occupation of assigned lands. The TDP exposed the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy on the floor of the Assembly for the encroachment of 650 acres in Idupulapaya," Mr. Naidu said. He also alleged that the late YSR built his house in Hyderabad on a land occupied forcibly and the court, too, gave an order against his family members. On the other hand, Mr. Ayyannapatrudu does not fall under such a category, he added.
Mr. Naidu questioned Jagan if can he initiate action against his uncle who built a film theatre on the Wakf land in Kadapa. Jagan is resorting to filing false cases against the TDP leaders and harassing them, the former chief minister said and predicted that the YSRCP leaders will have to pay a very heavy price for this.
Though Mr. Sankaraiah, an accused in the murder of Vivekananda Reddy, admitted the facts, he was forced to withdraw his statement and the inspector who was suspended in the same murder case was later given promotion, Mr. Naidu pointed out. How can Mr. Ayyannapatrudu be accused number one in the case? he asked and opined that a false case has been foisted against him as there is no other issue that can be raised against the former minister.
"If this is the situation in the state now, cases can be booked against any individual," Mr. Naidu said and made it clear that the TDP, when it comes back to power, will certainly take an example from this. The officials of the CID wing have surrendered before the government, he said and said TDP leaders will not remain silent on such issues.
How can a rape case be foisted against the 70-year-old Mr. Ayyannapatrudu? he asked and said this is nothing but official terrorism. Constitutional provisions still exist in the country and those who violate the provisions will be punished, he added.