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Opinion: Attack on Jagan to the Hilt

Is the justice fair and equal for everyone in our country? Can people in power (Sonia/CBI), the influential yellow media (Eenadu/Andhra Jyothy/TV9), combined with an opposition leader (Chandrababu) that is more interested in coming back to power than addressing peoples’ problems go after one individual (Jagan) and subject him to all sorts of legal troubles, just because they cannot face him democratically?

That they cannot face him in elections had been proved thrice already – Kadapa bi-elections, Kovvur bi-election, and the bi-elections to 18 Assembly and Nellore Parliament seat, where YSRCP won more votes than all the other political parties contested!

Is festering Jagan with cases that cannot be proved in courts but make it harder for him to get bail the only way these three modern day untouchables - Congress (losing one MP seat a day and surely going down to less than 100 in 2014), Yellow Media (losing readers everyday), and Chandrababu (no hope of winning over masses - ever) can face Jagan? How else can anyone explain the multiple CBI charge-sheets, some sensational or other news or requests just before the court hears Jagan’s bail petition, and some yellow media/TDP accusations of Jagan influencing CBI or courts? They are all designed to put pressure on the courts not to grant bail, so they can have him behind the bars for a long time.

The main argument of the government (CBI) has been that Jagan will influence the witnesses, yet they cannot show one iota of evidence to this effect. The open collusion of Sonia, TDP, CBI and yellow media has been evident to anyone with a head on their shoulders, but this would not deter them for going after Jagan is really shameless!

Yellow Media prediction for the past few weeks that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) would attach the properties of Jagan has come to reality. One thing we all have to accept is that yellow media has been right on dot for the past couple of years, and they should be thankful to Congress party and CBI. CBI JD Laxminarayana call list contained several hundred unethical calls to the yellow media, in spite of his busiest schedule. Instead of CBI pulling up its Joint Director for making these unethical calls, it actually went after the people that got his call list out!

The CPI, CPM, Loksatta that cried foul when Margadarsi was served notices by YSR government saying that it was an attack on freedom of press, don’t even say a word on attack on Sakshi and Jagan is testament to their real intentions then and now! These powers are trying to crush YS Jagan politically and tarnish the legend of YSR.

The investigative agencies like CBI, ED, in collusion with the judiciary have become part and parcel of the whole episode. This has, in essence pushed the democracy off the cliff. We have to understand that we have reached a point of no return. The democratic values got so devalued in the state in the past couple of years that both Congress party and TDP have colluded shamelessly in destroying the credibility of the independent agencies and the honor of the judiciary.

What used to be foul plays in the background previously have now become shamelessly open! How else can we explain Jagan, who never was part of any government gets arrested by CBI in misuse of power and kept in jail without bail, while Chandra Babu, who was wielding power while presiding over many, many scandals would get scot free? The courageous tiger is caged and the wily cat is doing its stage managed walk in the direction of the movie directors!

Where are they (Congress/TDP) taking our democracy to? A two page letter by a self proclaimed mad dog (Sankar Rao) at the behest of Sonia (he admitted categorically) prompted a judge Kakru to order full blown CBI investigation. Sankar Rao was awarded a ministry and Kakru a cabinet rank HRC Chairmanship. A two thousand page petition, with pin point proofs by Vijayamma was tossed away by judge Rohini, who was appointed to High Court by Chandra Babu. Sonia is fine with all this as Chandrababu colluded with her. Is this natural justice? None would concur. Sonia flouted the democratic values all her life. Antonia Edvige Albina Maino (Sonia) can attack the son of soil (Jagan) and modern day Jayachandra (Chandrababu) is there to help, thinking that he would rule our land! Masses understand everything easily these days and will teach a fitting lesson when the time is ripe.

Gurava Reddy, Atlanta (

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