Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh CID arrested YSRCP rebel MP Raghu Rama Krishnam Raju on 14 May in Hyderabad for allegedly making remarks against the Andhra Pradesh government and giving hate speeches against certain communities.
It's worth mentioning that 14 May happens to be the MP's birthday.
A non-bailable case has been registered against the MP under Section 124-A of the IPC. It is worth mentioning that the said section deals with sedition.
The MP had a heated argument with the CID officials when they tried to arrest him and he asked them for the proper reason for his arrest. The officials said they would reveal the full details if he came to the CID office with them.
A preliminary inquiry has been ordered by ADG CID P.V Sunil Kumar. It was found that through his speeches, Mr. Raju was indulging in systematic and schematic effort to cause tensions among the communities. He was also attacking various government dignitaries in an attempt to ensure people would lose faith in the government, the CID said in a press note.
Through his speeches and actions, the MP tried to promote hatred and contempt against the state government, it said, adding that Mr. Raju with the help of a few media outlets was trying to cause public disturbance.
Mr. Raju has been creating trouble for his party for over a year now. The MP had said that AP government adviser Sajjala Rama Krishna Reddy was criticizing him on social media and commented on how he could not counter his comments.
The rebel MP had also alleged that Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy's father and mother belong to the Kapu community and their caste certificates show the same. He had questioned Jagan on how he belonged to the Reddy community when both his parents were Kapu. He had even alleged that the YSR family had changed their caste from Kapu to Reddy.
Mr. Raju had said that the YSRCP government had utterly failed to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to provide better medical facilities to the coronavirus patients.