Open case sheet against Chandrababu

Hyderabad, February 12: Taking
strong objection to the attack on Sakshi office at Guntur, YSR Congress has
said that the vandalism was provoked by TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu and
demanded stern action against him.

“The attack was the result of
a pent up anger of the mob and the trigger was the provocative speeches for
five days by Chandrababu Naidu who was on padayatra in Guntur district. Being
an abettor of vandalism, action should be taken against him and a case sheet
should be opened against the TDP leader,” party spokespersons Ambati Rambabu
told reporters here on Tuesday.

The attack taking place while
his padayatra was passing through the Sakshi office speaks of the intensity of
the his provocative speeches and the freedom of press has been scuttled for
narrow political gains, he said adding that Naidu not condemning the incident
stands a testimony for his supportive argument to the vandalism.

We strongly condemn the
incident and demand the government to take stern action against him for
abetting organised vandalism, he said.

For a person with over
35-years in public life, such heinous acts only belittle his position as
Chandrababu Naidu is playing street fight politics, he said.

For five days before the
vandalism, Chandrababu Naidu went on spitting fire against Sakshi and was using
very abusive language and the cadre, charged up by his speeches, resorted to
the attack just while his padayatra was passing through the Sakshi office.

He was calling names and
poking fun at the reports being published in Sakshi, which were very objective
in reporting facts. It has reported that there was infighting in the district
unit of TDP. Being the Chief Minister for nine years and the Leader of
Opposition for an even period, he never condemned the incident as freedom of
press is very selective for him, he said.

TDP made a hue and cry when
there were attacks on another newspaper office, in the aftermath of the murder
of Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga, though the vandalism was a spontaneous act with
tempers running high. His silence in this case shows that he has been part of
the destruction, Rambabu said.

When there was a case against
a Chit Fund Company, which is owned by Ramoji Rao of Eenadu newspaper, TDP took
up the issue at Delhi level and camouflaging it as an attack on freedom of

Backing Sharmila’s remarks
challenging TDP leaders’ allegations, he said, “I see nothing wrong in them. It
was the TDP leaders who changed the tone on the surgery issue. The surgery is
no secret and well documented by the hospital.”

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