Of late, former Congress MP from Rajahmundry Vundavalli Arun Kumar has been surfacing now and then with controversial statements in the media.
Sometimes, he attacks the Chandrababu Naidu government with regard to land acquisition for Amaravati; and some other time, he supports YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
Surprisingly on Monday, Vundavalli came in support of the Congress leader and former MLA Malladi Vishnu, who has now been arrested in connection with the Swarna bar spurious liquor deaths case.
He alleged that the Chandababu Naidu government had deliberately and falsely implicated Vishnu in the hooch tragedy case.
“How can Vishnu be arrested, if somebody dies by consuming spurious liquor? If anybody dies due to inadvertent contamination of Heritage Dairy milk, can the police arrest Chandrababu Naidu?” he asked.
He said the police were not disclosing the Forensic lab report deliberately and alleged that the deaths had happened due to poisoning of water in the water cooler in the Swarna Bar.
“It is a clear political case and the poisoning was done only to defame Malladi Vishnu. Even terrorists do not resort to such heinous acts. If the police do not interfere, I can disclose the names of the real culprits,” Vundavalli challenged.
He said the arrest would not bring down the image of Vishnu at all. “Even in the past, Vangaveeti Ranga was jailed on false grounds. Everybody knows how Vangaveeti risen politically,” he said.