AMARAVATI: Minister for Panchayat Raj Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy condemned the false allegations by TDP on the arrest of K Atchannaidu and clarified that it was his own unruly conduct that led to the custody.
Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, the Minister said that Atchannaidu threatened the ruling YSRCP candidate K Appanna for filing nomination for Nimmada sarpanch post and the telephonic conversation, wherein Atchannaidu threatened Appanna, is doing the rounds in the media.
The police filed a case and arrested Atchannaidu as per the relevant sections, which has nothing to do with the State government. However, TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu has been falsely accusing Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of the arrest of Atchannaidu and trying to create a chaotic atmosphere in the villages.
He said that Chandrababu, SEC Ramesh Kumar duo is working in tandem echoing each others remarks and statements.
The Minister said that the SEC should have also spoken facts about Chandrababu Naidu and his involvement in the cash for vote case while touring Chittoor district as he has done while in Kadapa.
Meanwhile at a separate press conference held in Visakhapatnam, Deputy Chief Minister Dharmana Krishnadas said that TDP state President Atchannaidu has threatened a YSRCP candidate from filing the nomination in his own constituency, but TDP leaders are intentionally blaming YSRCP.
He said Chandrababu Naidu has been conspiring against the government with cheap politics and shifting the blame on the Chief Minister and State government. The Minister said that the incident took place in the constituency of Atchannaidu who threatened his close relative Appanna for contesting against his wish. The State government is no way involved in the incident. He said that YSRCP always stands for free and fair elections and encourages unanimous polls to avoid unnecessary disputes and in the villages.
In the recent events, TDP leaders were involved in vandalising temples, where even their role was exposed. The Nandi statue
at Santhabommali also took place in Atchannaidu’s constituency. Police are investigating the temple incidents and law will take its own course, he said.
Speaking on SEC App, the minister said that he is suspecting conspiracy behind the special app for reporting irregularities in the elections, which is being developed at a private company in Vijayawada city, likely from the TDP team. However, we have to see its functioning and features to know the intentions and genuineness.
He pointed out that the SEC letter to the Governor is a breach of privilege and was taken to the notice of the Assembly Speaker. The SEC made several such allegations with an ulterior motive, degrading the legislative bodies by making such remarks, he said.