VIJAYAWADA: Expressing lack of trust on the AP State Police investigation into the attack on Opposition leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSRC Rajya Sabha MP V Vijayasai Reddy on Friday questioned as to how the investigation will be fair after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Director General of Police (DGP) RP Thakur went on record stating that the attacker is a YSRC supporter and the attack was aimed at getting publicity.
In a series of tweets, Vijayasai Reddy criticised Naidu for lashing out at the political leaders who have condemned the attack on Jagan. “The way he is criticising other party leaders makes us believe that he lost his mental balance. He is ineligible to continue as the Chief Minister,’’ he said.
On the State government washing its hands off the issue by claiming that airport security does not come under their purview, Vijayasai Reddy said that the DGP lacked the knowledge of security protocol of an Opposition leader ranked politician. “The police have the responsibility to provide security till a VIP enters the Security Area in the airport,’’ he said.
On Naidu’s attack on the Governor for calling up DGP to get information about the attack on Jagan, the MP said it is unfortunate that the Chief Minister went to a stage where he is thinking himself above the Constitution and federal structure of the country.
Meanwhile, alleging that the attack on Jagan Mohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam Airport was an attempt to eliminate him, senior party leader YV Subba Reddy said the A1 and A2 in the case are none other than the Chief Minister and the DGP.
Speaking to the media after visiting the YSRC chief at the Citi Neuro Hospital in Hyderabad on Friday, Reddy said, “The party doesn’t have confidence that the government will probe the case in a transparent manner.”
The former MP also took exception to the manner in which Naidu reacted to the attack on Jagan. “When the Chief Minister was attacked by Maoists in 2003, late YS Rajashekhara Reddy had visited Naidu and protested against the covert attack with black badges in Tirupati,” Reddy recalled.