Hyderabad, Aug 5, 2017: YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy has racked up a controversy after he stated that there is nothing wrong if Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is shot in the middle of the road.
Reddy’s remark came at the time when he was addressing a public meeting in Nandyal town of Kurnool district on Thursday.
“The chief minister is known for his duplicity, double-dealing and treachery. And now, he is coming before you to seek votes again. There is nothing wrong if people like Naidu are gunned down on streets in public glare,” Reddy said.
He further added that “He is not a mukhyamantri (chief minister) but a mukhyakantri (chief looter).”
Reddy’s statement irked the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, inviting a police complaint against him, filed by TDP leader, Mallela Rajshekhar.
Rajshekhar said that Jagan is scared of losing and hence making such remarks. “It’s not right to say shoot CM on road. Nandyal is a very sensitive place and clashes can happen. So I have filed this complaint to SP so that he takes action.”
The Nandyal by-election, scheduled for August 23, has become a battle of prestige for both the ruling Telugu Desam Party and the main opposition party, YSRCP.
“It’s a war between right and wrong,” YSRCP chief exhorted people to give a huge mandate to the party in the by-election, and exact a revenge on Naidu for not fulfilling his promises.