Cornered by CBI probe into his assets, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, MP, today made his mother Y S Vijayamma write a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pleading to “bring some semblance of justice, sanity and fair play” in the ongoing investigation.
In a five-page letter to the Prime Minister, the late YSR’s widow attacked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and asked if the CBI investigation against her son was not a clear case of "witch-hunting and political vendetta".
"I write this letter with a heavy heart. I am shocked at the brazenness with which the central government is stifling dissent in any form, be it the way the Anna Hazare movement is handled or the way CBI has been unleashing a reign of terror in the name of investigation into alleged disproportionate assets case of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who left Congress party to start the YSR Congress", Vijayamma said.
CBI raids on Jagan’s residences and businesses only served the main purpose of “terrorizing and demoralizing” the YSR Congress party cadre, she alleged.
"Can anybody believe that CBI is doing all this without a prompting from the higher-up?" she said.
As long as Jagan was in Congress "in complete obedience and submission to Sonia Gandhi", he was an "honourable man" but the day he decided to go out, challenging her authority, not only did he become the "most corrupt and immoral but also his late father Y S Rajasekhara Reddy became a scandalous person," Vijayamma said.