YSR Congress Party's letter to President

Dt: 15-01-2013

Shri Pranab Kumar Mukherjee

His Excellency

President of

Rashtrapati Bhavan


Your Excellency,

At the outset, I would like to thank you
for giving this opportunity to represent the petition of around 2 crore people
of AP.

 Sir, the state of Andhra
Pradesh has been witnessing a case of blatant violation of human rights by CBI,
where in the name of investigation, our party president Sri. Y. S. Jagan Mohan
Reddy has been arrested and placed in custody for the last seven and half
months. Around 2 crore people have voluntarily signed protesting his continued
illegal detention by the CBI and are pleading your gracious intervention for
rendering speedy justice.

Sir, the CBI alleges that
Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy, during his tenure as CM doled out Government
largesse to many  a corporate organization
which in turn invested in the companies of Sri Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Sir, as long as Sri Y.S.
Jagan Mohan Reddy remained with the Congress party, he and his father remained
respectable men in the eyes of the Congress. But, the moment Sri Jagan Mohan
Reddy came out of the Congress to keep up his word given to the families of
those who died of shock or committed suicide unable to come to terms with the
tragic death of YSR, Congress MLA Sankara Rao, filed a PIL in the state High
Court against Sri Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. That Mr. Sankara Rao was inducted
into the state Cabinet immediately after this speaks for itself. Not
surprisingly, the TDP also filed the same petition which was later tagged on to
Sankara Rao’s petition.

Both the ruling and opposition parties had
come together in the most unethical manner to persecute and victimize Sri Jagan
Mohan Reddy who was only trying to keep up his commitment given to the people.

Instead of probing first
whether Government business rules were broken and favours granted in the
issuing of GOs by various ministries, the CBI began witch- hunting and fixing
Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy by probing the investments made into his companies by
several individuals and companies. In an unprecedented manner, 28 teams of CBI
raided the companies owned by Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy and other investors who
invested in his companies within no time of filing the FIR against him.

Sir, as the then Congress
leader who personally knew the late YSR for many years, you know very well that
YSR remained the pillar of strength to the Congress party for decades and
served the nation and the people till his last breath. Dr. YSR, as a man of
integrity, was always committed to the welfare of the poor and to the
development of Andhra Pradesh with the exceptional quality of never going back
on his commitments.

As you know very well
Sir, Dr. YSR would not deviate from the established procedures and Government
policy. Now, it is not fair on the part of the CBI to attribute wrong doing for
Dr.YSR who is not there to defend himself, especially when there are no
procedural deviations in the GOs issued by the Cabinet of YSR. This was also
certified by the Government when it was forced to respond to the Supreme Court
on the 26 GOs issued by the various Ministries.

Sir, the present Chief
Minister of Andhra Pradesh Kiran Kumar Reddy has also gone on record saying
there were no deviations or preferential allotments and all the GOs issued by
the Cabinet of Dr.YSR were correct. In such a case, where is the question of
quid pro quo? Why then is Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy in custody?

Coming to the business of
Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, during the period 2004-2009 that was being investigated,
the CBI contends that who had received favours from the YSR regime invested in
his companies. Those who had invested had received their share certificates and
were free to sell their shares. The shares were placed at the same rate to
everyone and the money didn’t come in one go but it came in a 4 or 5 year
period so much so that even one year after the death of Dr. YSR, the people had
invested at the same rate.

Moreover, the valuation
of both these companies (Jagati Publications and Janani Infrastructure Ltd) is
far below than what has been charged by the competitors. For instance, the
value of Jagati Publications, running the Sakshi daily, is half that of the
valuation of our competitor Eenadu, another vernacular daily.

Sir, what right does the
Government have to intrude into the personal businesses and affairs of a person
when there has been no complaint lodged by any of these investors? Very
recently, it was our finance Minister who went on record saying that the
personal affairs of a private individual can’t be investigated. Supreme Court
also recently barred investigation into the affairs of Dimple Yadav, wife of
Akhilesh Yadav ruling that since she didn’t hold any public office, the CBI
couldn’t investigate into her affairs.

Sir, during the period of
investigation, Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy didn’t hold any office in Government and
he was only a private individual residing in
. He never spoke to any minister or
any IAS officer nor stepped once into the Secretariat or CMO.

The money invested in Sri
Jagan Mohan Reddy-owned companies had not come into his hands but had gone into
the projects and it is still there along with his investment. The companies so
established have contributed to the economy in their capacity. They had
provided direct and indirect employment to over 30,000 families. Investors in
Bharati Cements have almost doubled their money when compared with their
investments after the majority stake in the company was sold to French Cements
major VICAT Cements.

Sakshi daily, run by
Jagati Publications, is ranked number 8 in the country in terms of ABC
certified circulation and Indian readership surveys. The daily also provides
employment directly and indirectly to over 20,000 families.

Sir, in a democratic
country like ours, where all are equal in the eyes of law and where the
constitution provides each individual safeguards and  protection for his / her life and
liberty,  having to be in jail for close
to 8 months without charges being proved or conviction is highly deplorable.
The law explicitly states that if investigation is not completed in 90 days after
the arrest is made, bail has to be granted automatically.

But everywhere, whenever we
approach the courts for bail, the reasons given by the CBI for opposing bail
for Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy are frivolous and mischievous. CBI says that Sri
Jagan Mohan Reddy being an MP and a political party president can tamper with
the evidence and influence the witnesses. Aren’t the ministers who have been
granted bail without opposition from CBI more influential economically and
politically than Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy by virtue of them being in the ruling
party while he is in the opposition? Moreover, the issues relating to the 26
GOs are 3 to 5 years old and are therefore historical in nature. So, where is
the question of tampering with the evidence?

Sir, it is the humble
request of 2 crore people of Andhra Pradesh who have signed with the hope that
you will use your good offices which God Almighty has bestowed upon you to go
good and to correct this grave injustice. To do good and bring relief to those
in distress is the sacred duty conferred upon you by both man and God. People
of Andhra Pradesh are looking forward for your powerful intervention. We pray
that you will not allow another day to pass with such kind of gross injustice
happening in our illustrious nation.


For and on
behalf of YSRCLP.

(Smt Y
S Vijayamma)

Honorary President

YSR Congress

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