TDP hails HC verdict on petition against Naidu



Hyderabad: There was jubilation in the Telugu Desam Thursday after the Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down a 'public interest litigation' filed by YSR Congress seeking a multi-agency investigation into the assets of party President N Chandrababu Naidu.

The petition was filed by YSR Congress Honorary President and MLA Y S Vijaya, who is widow of former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

TDP MLAs distributed sweets in the Assembly after the HC verdict even as a relieved Naidu maintained that those who did nothing wrong would not face any problem. "I have done no wrong...no one can do anything to me. The High Court verdict re-established this."

The TDP President pointed out that there was nothing new in the allegations made in the petition. "She (Vijaya) doesn't seem to have faith in the investigations launched by her (late) husband Y S Rajasekhara Reddy (against Naidu)."

The Leader of Opposition alleged the YSR family had been adopting a vengeful attitude towards him for the past many years.

YSR himself constituted many Cabinet sub-committees and even went to court but could not prove any wrongdoing, the former Chief Minister maintained.

TDP Politburo member Yanamala Ramakrishnudu welcomed the HC verdict and said Vijaya filed the petition at the behest of her son and Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy as part of "political vendetta".

"The petition against Chandrababu Naidu was filed as part of the agreement Jagan had with the Congress high command. Jagan entered into the agreement after the CBI launched investigations against him," Yanamala alleged.

Former Union Minister K Yerran Naidu said the ruling was a slap on the face of those who sought to gain political mileage by filing false petitions against opponents.

PTI