Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu demands CBI probe into alleged assault, branding it a premeditated conspiracy. Political tensions arise as he challenges accusations and calls for transparency in the investigation process.
Naidu’s Demand for CBI Investigation
Nara Chandrababu Naidu, TDP national president and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has called for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged assault he suffered in Chittoor district. He characterized the attack as a “premeditated conspiracy.”
Strong Reaction from Naidu
Speaking at a press conference in Vizianagaram, Naidu raised questions about the State Government’s audacity in filing a case against him, the victim of the assault. Expressing his bewilderment, he stated, “I was attacked by a group of goons, and now a case has been filed against me as well.”
Political Motives Alleged
Naidu accused Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy of using baseless cases against TDP members to gain an upper hand in the upcoming election. He portrayed this strategy as a calculated attempt by the ruling party to exploit the situation.
Challenge to State Government
Challenging the State Government’s stance, Naidu called upon them to address concerns raised by opposition leaders. He conveyed that his recent state-wide Yudha Bheri campaign aimed to inform people about issues such as corruption and injustice surrounding irrigation projects.
Elaborating on the incident, Naidu recounted his visit to Angallu village as part of his initiative. He shed light on how officials, with police support, reportedly took land from local farmers without proper procedures and compensation.
Allegations Against Local Minister
Naidu pointed fingers at a local minister and his brother for orchestrating a case against him. He provided insight into the sequence of events, indicating that the contract for a canal project was awarded to a company owned by the minister.
Challenging the Threats
Drawing attention to his heightened security as a former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition, Naidu questioned the implication of fleeing from attackers. He posed a rhetorical question: “What would be the fate of the state if I, as a former chief minister and Leader of the Opposition, were to run away from there?”