Hyderabad: Late Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy`s widow YS Vijayamma Sunday blamed Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the arrest of her son YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
Vijayamma, who along with other family members, called on Jagan at Dilkusha Guest House Sunday night, told reporters that Gandhi was targeting Jagan for going ahead with his "Odarpu Yatra" following YSR`s death in a helicopter crash in September 2009.
"What crime has my son committed? What do they want to do with my son," asked Vijayamma in a voice choked with emotion. She along with her family members sat on the road outside the guest house to protest the arrest.
"Is this the reward to my late husband for giving 35 Lok Sabha seats and bringing Congress party to power at the centre," asked Vijayamma, who is the honorary president of YSR Congress Party, floated by Jagan last year following their resignation from Congress.
YSR`s widow also voiced her doubts over the cause of helicopter crash that killed her husband.
She said Jagan was being targeted just because he defied Sonia Gandhi and went ahead with "Odarpu Yatra" to console the family members of those who committed suicide or died of shock following YSR`s death.
"I ask Sonia Gandhi is it is wrong to be public life. Are we living in a democratic country."
She alleged that unable to digest the huge public support Jagan is getting, the Congress party got him arrested a few days before the June 12 by-elections to one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats.
Vijayamma, who is a member of state assembly, said people would decide the future of Jagan.
She alleged that the CBI arrested Jagan without any evidence and despite the fact that he was cooperating.