Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party MLC Mantena Satyanarayana Raju on 6 April dismissed the open letter written by Y.S Vijayamma as just a political gimmick to divert the public attention from the failure of the Jaganmohan Reddy government to nab the criminals responsible for the Y.S Vivekananda Reddy murder.

Mr. Satyanarayana Raju asked why Ms. Vijayamma was lowering her own dignity by trying to cover up the mistakes of her son and Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. Her latest letter was nothing but a desperate attempt to protect and cover up her son's sins in the past 22 months, he alleged.

In a statement, the TDP MLC suggested that she demand explanations from the YSRCP government as to why it was safeguarding and protecting the accused persons in the Vivekananda murder. Y.S Sunitha Reddy has been going around demanding justice for her father for the last two years, he said, adding that Ms. Vijayamma did not care about that all these days. Now she has come out before the public to safeguard Jagan, he alleged.

Mr. Satyanarayana Raju asked how the CM's mother could target the media when the latter has written facts about the deliberate delay in giving justice to Sunitha Reddy's family. It seemed the latest letter was aimed at bailing out Jagan from the political crisis brewing over the Viveka murder in the midst of the Tirupati by-election, he said. The CM should answer why he demanded a CBI probe in the beginning but is now hampering the investigation at every stage, the MLC said.

The TDP leader said Jagan has a dark history of deserting and leaving one sister in Hyderabad and another sister in Delhi where they are seeking their own justice. Vijayamma should rather demand why her son was doing injustice to her daughters, he said, adding that it was a fact that the Chief Minister has obstructed the investigation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the murder case.

Mr. Raju advised the CM's mother not to mislead the public for the sake of showering love and affection on her son. It would be no use throwing blame on others to cover the troubles within her own family, he said.

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