YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the “murder” of party leader and his uncle Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy.
The leader of opposition blamed ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for the killing of Vivekananda, brother of his late father and former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.
Vivekananda, a former state minister and a former MP, was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his residence in Pulivendula town in Kadapa district Friday morning. After preliminary investigations, police said the YSRCP leader was murdered.
Jagan said that TDP leadership was in power or the leadership was aware of the conspiracy whenever a death occurred in his family.
“When my grandfather Y.S. Raja Reddy was murdered, TDP was in power, when there was an attempt on my life at Vizag airport, TDP was in power and when this murder happened, TDP was again in power,” he told reporters after paying tributes to Vivekananada Reddy.
“Two days before the helicopter crash in which my father Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy died, Chandrababu Naidu told the assembly that you (YSR) will not return and his remarks were boldly published in his favored media,” Jagan said.
Jagan said only probe by an independent agency could bring out the facts. He alleged that the police were trying to divert the attention with wrong leads and fabricated evidence. “They have brought out a letter purported to be written by my uncle before dying which defies all logic,” he said.