YSR Congress party on Friday accused the Telugu Desam Party government headed by N Chandrababu Naidu of lifting cases against its party leaders, including ministers, involved in various criminal cases.
Party spokesperson Vasireddy Padma alleged that the Naidu government had issued 132 GOs lifting the cases against TDP leaders and many of them are criminal cases against ministers, MLAs, MLCs and former elected representatives along with Assembly speaker as well.
“We condemn such a move as this would be sending wrong signals and we will move courts on the issue,” she said.
Citing various examples, Padma said state minister K Atcham Naidu was facing the charge of atrocities against women, while deputy chief minister K E Krishna Murthy, Devineni Umamaheshwarao, actor Nandamuri Balakrishna along with Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao were also facing serious charges.
“They are all being let off now,” she said.
The policy of TDP has been to publicly announce that there would be no cases if you sail with the ruling party and if you are with the Opposition false cases would be foisted and sent to jail.
This was amply evident in case of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who was called rowdy while he was in opposition and many cases including SC, ST Atrocities (Prevention) case were foisted. Once he crossed floor, all cases were wiped out and a clean chit was given.
Such measures would send wrong signals and we will explore the legal options and fight it out, she said.