Suspecting a conspiracy behind the recent remarks of Rajya Sabha member KVP Ramachandra Rao over the removal of photos of the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy from Gandhi Bhavan, Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao wants to know why the close aide of the late chief minister remained silent when Vijayamma and Sharmila repeatedly blamed AICC president Sonia Gandhi for the untimely death of the late chief minister.
Talking with reporters here on Thursday, Rao asked the workers of the Congress to be vigilant as conspiracy had been hatched to damage the party in the state. “The latest utterances of Ramachandra Rao over Rajasekhara Reddy’s photos and his close relative’s alleged involvement in the case of exposure of the call data of CBI joint director Lakshminarayana give room for this suspicion. I will bring all these issues to the notice of the Congress high command.’’
The Rajya Sabha member wanted to know why Ramachandra Rao, who had held the post of adviser to the government on public safety and security during the regime of YSR, did not refute the allegations of Vijayamma and Sharmila that there was a conspiracy behind the death of the late chief minister. “What made Ramachandra Rao remain silent on the accusations? Why did he not say that inclement weather was the reason for the helicopter crash?” he asked.
Hanumantha Rao also wanted to know why Ramachandra Rao had not asked for YSR’s photo when Congress MPs led by Lagadapati Rajagopal undertook a padayatra during the recent bypolls. He accused Ramachandra Rao of being equally responsible for the corrupt practices of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Like Jagan, Ramachandra Rao also amassed wealth, he alleged.