Hyderabad: Cornered by CBI probe into his
assets, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, MP, on Saturday made his mother YS
Vijayamma write a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
pleading to “bring some semblance of justice, sanity and fair
play” in the ongoing investigation.
In a five-page letter to the Prime Minister, the late
YSR’s widow attacked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and asked if
the CBI investigation against her son was not a clear case of
"witch-hunting and political vendetta".
"I write this letter with a heavy heart. I am shocked at
the brazenness with which the Central government is stifling
dissent in any form, be it the way the Anna Hazare movement is
handled or the way CBI has been unleashing a reign of terror
in the name of investigation into alleged disproportionate
assets case of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who left Congress party
to start the YSR Congress", Vijayamma said.
CBI raids on Jagan’s residences and businesses only
served the main purpose of “terrorizing and demoralizing” the
YSR Congress party cadre, she alleged.
“Can anybody believe that CBI is doing all this without
a prompting from the higher-up?” she said.
As long as Jagan was in Congress “in complete obedience
and submission to Sonia Gandhi”, he was an “honourable man”
but the day he decided to go out, challenging her authority,
not only did he become the "most corrupt and immoral but also
his late father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy became a scandalous
person,” Vijayamma said.