Vijayamma: Don't politicise sig campaign

New Delhi, January 16: Reaffirming that the
signature campaign carried out by the Party was only aimed at seeking justice
to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSR Congress Honorary President YS Vijayamma has
appealed to all political parties and vested interests not to politicize the
issue and blow it out of proportion.

“We met President Pranab Mukherjee, as he is a
fatherly figure and an experienced statesman, pleading for justice to Jagan Mohan
Reddy and not for seeking clemency or asking him to stall the investigation as
some vested interests are propagating,” she told reporters here on Wednesday.

“Clemency will be given to convicted persons
and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is an accused and the investigating agency has been
dragging its feet to complete the formalities which enable bail to him. We told
the President that the case is getting prolonged and bail is being denied,’ she

“His response was good and he said, we will see
it,” she said and reiterated her appeal to the opposition and vested interests
not to politicize the issue.

Just in a span of 20 days, responding to a small call of mine, nearly
two-crore of people have volunteered to sign in favour of Jagan and to
highlight the injustice being meted out by CBI, she said adding that as they
were racing against time to keep the appointment with the President they could
not scan all the signatures in the Compact Disk.

We only sought justice for Jagan and the overwhelming response shows the
mood of public opinion, she said and thanked all those who were part of the
campaign and voiced their concern.

The functioning of CBI has been faulty and going against its manual and
the investigation agency has been showing discretion. While it has moved with a
lightening speed in Jagan’s case it was callous in N Chandrababu Naidu’s case
and told court that it has dearth of staff to investigate the cases against the
TDP leader.

Recently the Finance Minter has told that private persons need not be
questioned in the case Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Akhilesh Yadav. However, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is 52nd accused
in the case is kept in jail for so long denying him his rightful bail.

When Jagan was forced to leave the Party, the witch hunt began with
countless IT raids and for ten months the investigation went on but he was
arrested in the midst of questioning after he was summoned from hectic
by-election campaign. 

It’s nearly eight months since his arrest and CBI has been dragging the
investigation and bail is being denied to Jagan on some flimsy ground or the

Though the government preferred not to file a counter in the 26 GOs case
to enable the arrest of Jagan, it had to finally give up and concede that the
GOs were in public interest.  

As a prelude to Jagan’s arrest Mopidevi Venkataramana was arrested to
set an example while different standards were applied in Dharmana Prasada Rao’s

Congress, forgetting the services rendered by YSR for over 30 years, has
named him in FIR and has joined with TDP to defame our family, she said.  

When asked about Sharmila’s padayatra, she said the wound is being
healed and once the doctors give their nod, the padayatra will resume. 





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