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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.

Y S Vivekananda Reddy Is No More

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YSR Congress party leader and former Andhra Pradesh Minister Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy died of cardiac arrest on Friday, his family said. He was 68.

Vivekananda, also a former Lok Sabha member, suffered cardiac arrest at his residence in Pulivendula town of Kadapa district.

He was the younger brother of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and uncle of YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

He is survived by wife and a daughter.

He was elected from Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency on Congress party ticket in 1999 and 2004. He was twice elected to Andhra Pradesh Assembly (1989, 1994) from Pulivendula, a family stronghold.

Vivekananda was also elected to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council in 2009 and served as Agriculture Minister in Kiran Kumar Reddy cabinet.

He remained loyal to Congress when Jaganmohan Reddy raised a banner of revolt against the party for not picking him as the successor of his father and Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy following his death in a helicopter crash in 2009.

Jagan Reddy had alleged that Congress tried to engineer split in the family by making Vivekananda a Minister. The young leader subsequently floated YSR Congress party.

Vivekananda contested 2011 bye-election to Pulivendula constituency against his sister-in-law and Jagan’s mother Y.S. Vijayamma, who contested as YSR Congress candidate and won the seat with a huge majority.

Vivekananda later quit Congress party and joined YSR Congress. He lost elections to the Legislative Council in 2017.