Tag: Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

Jagan demands CBI probe into uncle’s murder

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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.

Sabitha Indra Reddy to join in TRS

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In the latest shock to Congress in Telangana, its senior leader and legislator Sabitha Indra Reddy and her son Karthik Reddy are set to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Sabitha Reddy, a former Home Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, and her son met Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday where she is understood to have sought a cabinet berth for herself and a TRS ticket for her son from Chevella Lok Sabha constituency.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, reportedly agreed to give field Karthik Reddy but made no commitment on inducting her in his cabinet.

According to sources in Sabitha Reddy’s family, they will formally join the TRS at a public meeting to be held soon in Chevella.

Sabitha Reddy had last Sunday met KCR’s son and TRS Working President K.T. Rama Rao at the residence of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi, who is playing a key role in Sabitha Reddy’s induction in TRS.

Following this meeting, state Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy had maintained that Sabitha Reddy will not leave the party. Congress Working President Revanth Reddy had also called on her to persuade her not to defect.

A key leader in Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad, Sabitha Reddy was Home Minister in the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy goverment.

She was elected from Maheswaram Assembly constituency in the December 7 elections. However, her son had quit the Congress on the poll eve after he was denied ticket from the Rajendranagar constituency, which the party had left for its alliance partner Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

With four MLAs defecting to TRS this month, the Congress party’s tally in 119-member Assembly has come down to 15.