The letter written by Jerusalem Mathaiah, one of the accused in the sensational cash for vote case involving Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, to Supreme Court on Friday evening, has created ripples in the political circles.
Mathaiah, in his letter, expressed his intention to turn approver in the case and disclose all the details in the case.
He said he was facing threat to his life from some forces and hence, he decided to surrender before the court to disclose everything related to the case.
Speaking to media later, Mathaiah, an accused no. 4 (A-4) in the case, said he was facing harassment from the TDP and Telangana Rashtra Samithi leaders.
He said he would disclose everything in the court, instead of speaking before the media.
However, Mathaiah’s letter and his talk before the media left several questions unanswered.
First, he did not say what prompted him to turn an approver. Secondly, he did not disclose from whom he was facing a threat to his life.
He told media that he was used by some people to implicate Chandrababu Naidu in the case but did not say who they were and why they did it.
He said he had gone to independent MLA Stephenson only to discuss issues relating to Christians and had not for bargaining with him to seek his vote for the TDP candidate in MLC elections (The report was that it was Mathaiah who got Chandrababu Naidu talk to Stephenson over phone).
He also said the TDP had helped him in fighting the case in high court, but at the same he alleged that the party dumped him later in the case.
So, whom he is targeting? Is he trying to protect the TDP or fix Naidu in the case? In any case, it is going to be a big suspense till the Supreme Court admits his petition. If the court allows him to turn an approver, then the real facts would come out!