VIJAYAWADA: THE YSRC is all set to take the issue of attack on party chief and Opposition Leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to the Centre seeking a third-party investigation for a “transparent probe” into the entire episode. “The attack on the Leader of the Opposition is a clear case of failure of the State government. To hide its failure, the State government is blaming the Centre.
We will submit a report on the issue to the President of India and also the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh,’’ party former MP M Rajamohan Reddy said on Saturday. The YSRC leader alleged that the accused, J Srinivasa Rao, had carried out the attack, influenced by the ruling party leaders. Only an independent probe would expose the conspirators behind the attack. “The State government is trying to portray the attack as a minor issue.
The statement of DGP RP Thakur on the incident even without the completion of preliminary investigation shows that the government is trying to downplay the attack,’’ he said. Another party leader K Parthasarathi said: “If the State government believes in Operation Garuda, which was revealed by actor Sivaji, why did the police fail to question the actor?’’ Meanwhile, in a release, the YSRC posed several questions on investigation into the attack on Jagan.
“At 2 p.m on the day of attack while Jagan was on board his flight to Hyderabad, the DGP released a press statement declaring the accused as a YS Jagan’s fan,’’ the release said and asked as to how the DGP collected crucial details such as caste and background of the accused within less than one-and-a-half hours.