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TDP complains to Andhra DGP against senior IPS officer

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Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Varla Ramaiah on Thursday complained to Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang that senior IPS officer P.V. Sunil Kumar is allegedly indulging in unconstitutional activities.

He alleged that Kumar established an organization called AIM (Ambedkar’s Indian Mission) and has been carrying out divisive activities under its banner.

“Kumar, a senior civil servant in AP and currently working as additional DGP, CID, has been making derogatory statements that are unsuitable to the conduct of a civil servant,” claimed Ramaiah.

The TDP leader complained that the IPS officer’s alleged statements are against the spirit of unity in diversity and the Constitution of India.

According to Ramaiah, Kumar said that the British brought education and health to Dalits and went on to claim that these statements undermine the Constitution as envisaged by its architect B.R. Ambedkar.

Ramaiah claimed that such statements put the vision of Ambedkar aimed at uplifting socially deprived sections of India in the dark.

He alleged that in one AIM meeting organized by Kumar, Moka Satti Babu, additional superintendent of police (ASP), Krishna district spoke in support of terrorists.

“Babu in his speech drawing the example of terrorist that hit the World Trade Centre with aeroplane has asked the youth to emulate such commitment. Further, he said that only a commitment to die parallel to that of the terrorist will help,” he claimed.

According to the TDP general secretary such speeches are instigating the youth in general and Dalit youth in particular.

“In effect, the statements made by the two officers mentioned above are not in good taste and are derogatory, illegal, unconstitutional and divisive in nature,” he claimed.

Babu alleged that suspicions have been raised about the motives behind AIM and alleged that the organization is being used as a front to perpetuate divisive politics and hatred.

He claimed that those statements attract the application of IPC Sections 124 A, 153 A and 295 A, including asserting that Kumar and Babu violated All India Service (conduct) Rules, 1968.

“Therefore, it is appealed to initiate action against such erring officers pursuing divisive agenda by invoking terrorists and colonial rulers,” he wrote to Sawang.

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APPOA misrepresented Naidu comments, says TDP

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The TDP has strongly objected to the latest statements of the AP Police Officers Association (APPOA). The Opposition party accused the APPOA office bearers of deliberately misquoting Chandrababu Naidu with respect to his call to the TDP cadres to file private cases against the erring police officials. The TDP chief just told their party leaders to file online complaints and private cases if any police officer continued to harass them with false cases by colluding with the ruling YCP leaders. But, APPOA President J.Srinivasa Rao released a note saying that Mr. Naidu had given a call for filing ‘false cases’ against the police and this was totally objectionable.

Taking strong objection, TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah demanded the APPOA to take back its statement and stop making such defamatory comments against the former CM. If the APPOA office bearers continued to indulge in such objectionable activities, the TDP would drag them to the court in future. Instead of solving the problems of the police force, the APPOA was now solely surrendering to the wishes of the ruling party leaders.

Mr. Ramaiah asked why the APPOA did not react at all when the newly recruited, innocent SI was jailed while it was the local YCP leader who was responsible for tonsuring of Dalit youth in East Godavari district. Also, one CI and one Head Constable were sent to jail because of the heinous YCP leaders’ activities that led to the joint suicide of four members of a family in Kurnool district. Another SI was booked and jailed for beating up a youth for not wearing a mask. The APPOA did not bother to go to their rescue and did not even raise their problems before the DGP or even the Chief Minister.

Mr. Varla Ramaiah asked why the APPOA failed to react to abusive anti-police comments being made by the YCP leaders. Whereas, it was twisting statements of Mr. Naidu out of context and issuing wrongful statements without any principles. One YCP leader used highly abusive language and called the police and the local SP impotent. No action was taken in this regard. MLA RK Roja also used unparliamentary language. MLA Kasu Mahesh Reddy spoke of the police officials as touching his boots for favours. The APPOA did not give the slightest reaction. MLA Undavalli Sridevi passed derogatory comments against a local CI but the police force was swallowing all such comments.

Mr. Ramaiah termed the APPOA statement against Mr. Naidu as a ‘bundle of errors’ and demanded it to withdraw the same.

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DGP should check facts before writing letters, says TDP

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Director General of Police Gautam Sawang’s letter to Ex CM Chandrababu Naidu has triggered heated exchanges. Now, the TDP asked the DGP to verify facts before writing ‘arbibtrary and unconstitutional’ letters on a murder attempt case. How could the DGP unethically say that the TDP leaders attacked Dalit judge S. Ramakrishna’s brother Ramachandra? The real facts were strikingly contradictory to Mr. Sawang’s statements.

TDP asserts that Pratapa Reddy, who was one of the attackers, was not working in the TDP ever since the local body elections. In fact, Pratapa Reddy got his mother’s nomination on TDP behalf withdrawn after accepting inducements from YCP leaders. He has been moving with YCP leaders ever since. The police boss turned blind to these facts and spoke in such a way as to favour the main accused Kumar Reddy and two other YCP leaders. The DGP’s letter to Naidu on September 28 was totally unlawful, unethical, undemocratic and unparliamentary going by how he overstepped the boundaries of his police duties.

TDP senior leader Varla Ramaiah asked the DGP to do some soul searching whether the ongoing atrocities on Dalits and different sections would not be enough to say that the law and order was deteriorating in Andhra Pradesh or not. This was why Mr. Naidu made his comments. The DGP totally failed to respond when 12 gangsters abducted and raped a Dalit minor girl in Rajahmundry with no action taken against them. An innocent SI was arrested while the actual culprits were let go in a Dalit youth tonsure case. No action was taken against the perpetrators who locked up five women and a handicapped man inside their hut and set itself ablaze. A Dalit youth was beaten to death just for not wearing a mask. The DGP should say whether these incidents were not enough to say that he had failed to ensure proper law and order in the State.

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Is Botsa buying a fort belonging to Vizianagaram Rajas?

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YCP crisis manager and Minister Botsa Satyanarayana has risen from humble beginnings to high peaks in a long political career. He is now in the unenviable position of defaming and demolishing Amaravati Capital at the behest of the Chief Minister. Botsa has passed damaging remarks against Amaravati now. Greatly provoked at this, TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah demanded the Minister to explain to the people how he rose from a lower middle class background to become so rich that he was now trying to buy a fort of the Vizianagaram Maharaja’s family. Because of his corruption background, Botsa has no moral standing to criticise Chandrababu Naidu.

It is well known that Botsa was held responsible for Volkswagen not coming to Andhra Pradesh and his comment on loss of Rs. 11 Cr in the scandal was still considered a laughing stock in the state. The TDP argues that if Volkswagen came to the state, it would have created 50,000 jobs by now to the youth of AP. Unlike Mr. Naidu, the YSRCP leaders were committed only to amassing their personal wealth through mindless scams and corruption.

Varla Ramaiah scoffed at the Minister’s comment that Amaravati was developed for benefitting only one caste. Botsa seemed to have no educational qualifications also going by how he was making meaningless statements. If Capital lands belong to only one rich caste, then the Minister should prove it. In fact, of the total 29,881 farmers who sacrificed their lands for Capital city, there were 20,490 small and marginal farmers who contributed less than an acre. There were only 12 farmers who contributed between 20 and 25 acres. Another 142 farmers contributed 10 to 20 acres. Botsa should check these facts before making false allegations against the TDP.

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What’s progress in Viveka murder probe? TDP asks CBI

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TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to place before the people the details of its investigation into the sensational case of YS Vivekananda Reddy murder in Kadapa district last year. The people as well as the AP Police were eager to know the progress of investigation as 100 days have passed since the High Court ordered the CBI to probe the mystery murder.

Mr. Ramaiah said that the HC had specifically told the CBI to ignore the fact that Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has withdrawn his earlier petition for CBI probe. Obviously, this comment of the court was aimed at asking the CBI not to be influenced by any considerations while investigating the case. It was on March 10 this year the HC ordered the CBI probe while Jagan Reddy withdrew his petition on February 6.

The TDP leader demanded the Chief Minister to explain why he was remaining silent even though there was no major progress in the murder case of his own uncle. It is over a year and three months ago Vivekananda Reddy was brutally murdered in his own house on March 15, 2019. The culprits were not yet caught and no suspects were identified even though Viveka was a senior politician and VIP who served in different capacities as an MLA, an MLC, a Minister and an MP. Moreover, he was the blood brother of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.

Mr. Ramaiah asked the CM to write letters to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Ministry for speeding up the Viveka probe. Jagan Reddy’s complacency till now shows that his Government has different priorities. The YCP and AP Police were only busy with taking political vengeance. If anybody posts against the ruling party on social media, he or she will face serious cases and harassment. From the constable to the DGP, everybody will be chasing such silly social media cases while high-profile cases like Viveka murder are ending up like mysteries forever.

Mr. Ramaiah also asked Viveka’s daughter Sunitha to demand the CBI and the Central government to complete the investigation at the earliest. For reasons not known, Viveka’s daughter has also become silent ever since the High Court ordered the CBI probe on March 10. On its part, the TDP would appeal to the HC to review the case investigation and call for a progress report on the CBI probe.

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What is wrong if Ramesh Kumar met BJP leaders, questions Ramaiah

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TDP politburo member Varla Ramaiah on Tuesday tried to douse off political fire that erupted following Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar’s meeting with BJP leaders in a star hotel in Hyderabad.

The senior TDP leader unleashed a broadside against the YSRCP leaders stating that there was nothing wrong if Ramesh Kumar met BJP RS member Sujana Chowdary and former minister Kamineni Srinivas at Park Hyatt in Hyderabad. “Is Sujana Chowdhary or Kamineni Srinivas anti-social elements. Are they terrorists? What is wrong if Ramesh Kumar met the two leaders,” Ramaiah questioned.

He said Ramesh Kumar met Kamineni Srinivas to discuss the case with the BJP leader as he was one of the petitioner’s who challenged the Andhra Pradesh government’s ordinance that cut short the tenure of SEC to three years from five. “The High Court ordered the Andhra Pradesh government to reinstate Ramesh Kumar. Instead of reinstating Ramesh Kumar, the Andhra Pradesh government had undermined the judiciary by dishonouring the court’s directive. In a sheer display of defiance, the Jagan government had moved the Supreme Court. In the Supreme Court, the Andhra Pradesh government had to swallow a bitter pill after the apex court observed that the government cannot play with constitutional functionaries and declined to give a stay to HC order of reinstating Ramesh Kumar. Despite the SC order, the government has not reinstated Ramesh Kumar. Ramesh Kumar’s so-called meeting with the BJP leaders comes in this backdrop,” Ramaiah lashed out.

Further, the senior TDP leader stated that Ramesh Kumar met the senior BJP leaders to apprise the situation to their central leadership with the Jagan government repeatedly undermining the court verdicts and constitutional bodies. “How did Sakshi TV, the mouthpiece of Jagan’s YSRCP, get hold of the CCTV footage? How did the CCTV footage from Park Hyatt leak? Obviously, it is a selective leak which is a breach of privacy. Further, there are no cases against the three people in question who had a private meeting in Park Hyatt. They are not terrorists. They are not accused, no criminal cases are pending against them. So, what is wrong if they meet,” Ramaiah questioned the YSRCP leaders.

Ramaiah’s comments come in the wake of the meeting of Sujana Chowdary and Kamineni Srinivas with Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar in Park Hyaat which has triggered a political row.

The meeting at Park Hyatt gave much needed ammo to the YSRCP government to attack Ramesh Kumar. Earlier in the day, CCTV Footage showed Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, Sujana Chowdary and Kamineni Srinivas walking into Park Hyatt separately. They then walked into a room in the hotel where they huddled for more than one hour. After the one hour meeting, the CCTV footage showed all the three walking out of the room separately. The meeting raised questions on whether a constitutional functionary can meet political leaders, especially when Ramesh Kumar’s case is pending in the Supreme Court.

Political Vendetta

In an act of political vendetta, Ramesh Kumar was removed as SEC after he put off civic body polls citing Coronavirus. The Andhra Pradesh government promulgated an ordinance which had cut short the tenure of SEC to three years from five years and in a tearing hurry appointed former Tamil Nadu judge Kangaraju as SEC.

The move was challenged in the AP High Court which had reinstated Ramesh Kumar as SEC. On it’s part, the Jagan government had filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court which had observed that the government cannot play with constitutional functionaries while turning down the plea to stay HC order reinstating Ramesh Kumar. Currently, the case is pending in the SC.

Back-door ordinance

After the HC verdict reinstating Ramesh Kumar, Rajya Sabha MP Sujana Chowdhury said Jagan had brought shame to the AP government and dragged its prestige to the streets.

“Where was the necessity to bring an amendment through the back-door (in the form of an ordinance) to change the term and eligibility of the SEC? The Jagan government received a massive mandate of 151 seats in the Assembly, now this does not mean that the government will disregard the constitutional framework and democratic norms,” he had said.

Further, Sujana Chowdhury said, “It is high time Jagan realised that his government should work within the constitutional framework and that his government cannot stretch beyond its limitations and should uphold the dignity of judiciary. He should come out of his monarch mindset and focus on the welfare of the state. At least now, he should put politics aside and seriously work towards putting the wheels of the economy on the right path.”

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YCP RS nominees accused in criminal cases: TDP nominee Varla

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Telugu Desam Party Rajya Sabha nominee Varla Ramaiah on Friday took potshots at the YSR Congress Party, saying that its RS nominees were not having a clean record and they have got criminal cases in different parts of the country.
Mr. Ramaiah said Minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana was a co-accused along with CM Jaganmohan Reddy in the CBI illegal assets cases.

Speaking to reporters at the polling venue, the TDP nominee deplored that another YCP candidate Ayodhya Rami Reddy was facing over 10 criminal cases all over the country. Moreover, Rami Reddy has done nothing for the state of Andhra Pradesh. He would not make himself available to serve the people here.

Mr. Ramaiah pointed out that Parimal Natwani does not belong to Andhra Pradesh and he was chosen just because he is from Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Group. If CM Jagan Reddy was committed to the empowerment of the SC, he should have given one RS seat to them. Instead, the CM gave both the seats to the BC candidates named Mopidevi Venkataramana and Pilli Subhashchandra Bose.

Mr. Ramaiah asserted that unlike the YCP nominees, he is not facing any cases in any court. He stressed the need for voicing the Ambedkar ideology in the Parliament. If the YCP weaker sections MLAs have any conscience, they should have voted for the nominee who would fight for their issues at the national level.

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‘Paint your face black, Jagan govt should hang its head in shame’

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The Supreme Court verdict ordering the Andhra Pradesh government to remove YSRCP colours on government buildings and panchyat offices was welcomed by all leaders cutting across political parties.

Welcoming the SC directive to the Jagan government on YSRCP colours, TDP, Congress and the Left parties demanded that the government should immediately resign for the loss of face at various courts, including the High Court and Supreme Court. The leaders slammed the Andhra Pradesh government for taking unilateral decisions without taking consensus from different political parties and ruling the state with in an autocratic manner to the point to even dishonouring the courts verdicts. They said Jagan government should paint its face black with SC verdict.

The Jagan’s dispensation was being challenged in courts on almost every important policy decision. Several petitions were filed challenging the state government’s controversial decisions in the recent past, and the Jagan’s dispensation had to swallow a bitter pill in the court battles by losing all of them. With over 60 cases in last one year of the YSRCP rule.

Senior TDP leader Varla Ramaih noted that the AP government had set a record of sorts in court battles by losing a series of cases in the High Court.

“The Supreme Court verdict on removal of YSRCP colours on government buildings should be an eye-opener to the Jagan government. The Andhra Pradesh government should at least now open its eyes to the reality and respect courts. Despite the court verdicts, the Jagan government is hell-bent on dishonouring the judiciary. It is high time that the Andhra Pradesh government listen to the voice of the people and accordance to the law,” senior TDP leader and politburo member Varla Ramaiah noted.

Citing former chief ministers Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy and Janardhan as examples who quit office after the High Court made certain observations agains the then governments, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee working president Tulasi Reddy said, “This government should hang its head in shame after the SC verdict ordering removal of YSRCP colours on party buildings. If the Jagan government has left any shame, it should immediately resign. In the past, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy and Janardhan Reddy had quit after the High Court made certain observations. Further, the government officials should bear the cost for removal of YSRCP colours on government buildings. This government seems to have no shame left and continuinig in office unabashedly,” slammed Tulasi Reddy.

Despite a series of debacle at the High Court and the Supreme Court, the Jagan government has not learnt any lesson, BJP Rajya Sabha MP G V L Narasimha Rao said. “The Jagan government should focus on how to make the lives of people colourful and not spend its resources on painting party colours on government buildings. No government in the country has recieved such ignominy before courts as the YSRCP government. The government should desist from ruling in an autocratic manner and focus on welfare of the people,” GVL Narasimha Rao noted.

The Andhra Pradesh wing of the Communist Party of India said the judiciary is under constant attack from the state government, the defiant attitude was sending a wrong signals among the common people. “The Andhra Pradesh government seems to have not learnt any lesson from the recent court verdicts and defying the judiciary with impunity. The government should honour court verdicts and follow democratic norms. It should take decisions by taking consensus and engage in consultations with all the parties. Just because the government enjoys majority does not mean that they can act according to its will,” lashed out Communist Party of India leader CPI State secretary Ramakrishna. The chief minister has long made a habit of twisting the arm of individuals and institutions but the problem is that such attempts are rarely successful and the government would be most unwise to try to adopt them as a method of governing, he said.

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Jagan has no moral right to continue

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The TDP has welcomed the High Court judgement reinstating SEC Ramesh Kumar, saying that it was a victory for the Constitution, for democracy and for ethical values in society. The Opposition party asserted that Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has no right to continue and he should step aside, owning moral responsibility for the debacle in the court.

TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah said that the YCP Government’s multiple advisors should ponder over the latest blow and advise the Chief Minister to step down following the court’s disapproval of his action. He said that the High Court has saved democracy in AP and renewed people’s faith in the Constitution.

The TDP leader asserted that the YCP should no longer drag on the legal issue by going to the Supreme Court and focus on correcting its mistakes in the best interests of the people. CM Jagan should realise that he was insulting the Constitution and Dr. Ambedkar by trying to permanently remove a constitutionally appointed SEC. The YCP leaders including the Speaker of Assembly made lots of cheap comments against Ramesh Kumar but now they had to cut a sorry figure.

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High Court should initiate contempt against YCP MP: TDP

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TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah on Saturday appealed to the AP High Court to register a contempt case and give suitable punishment to YCP MP Nandigam Suresh for his insinuating remarks that TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu was managing the High Court.

The TDP leader stressed the need for suspending the Lok Sabha membership of MP Suresh till the contempt case would be disposed and for the sake of upholding democratic values and traditions. The MP wrongfully stated that High Court orders were reaching 10 minutes in advance to Mr. Naidu.

Mr. Ramaiah asserted that the Dr Sudhakar case figured prominently in national and international media for the human rights violations involved in it and there would be no doubt that it would sound the death knell for the Jagan Reddy Government in near future. A day would come soon when CM and his party Dalit leaders would repent for having targetted, humiliated and injured Dr. Sudhakar in Visakhapatnam streets.

Mr. Ramaiah said that the voters of Bapatla Lok Sabha constituency were lowering their heads in shame for electing an MP who had no minimum knowledge on how to respect the judiciary and how to behave as a respectable parliamentarian. “As a fellow Dalit, I am feeling guilty. Even some Dalit leaders within the ruling party were secretly calling me to express their solidarity for the doctor’s cause. All Dalit organisations have successfully fought for justice in this case,” the TDP leader said.

Stating that Dr Sudhakar’s half naked photos appeared in a Britain newspaper, Mr. Ramaiah said that it truly reflected the low levels to which Jagan Reddy rule has stooped on a global scale. How can a citizen be paraded half naked with hands tied behind just for making some comments however serious they may be? In a park in Britain, a citizen was allowed to confront and express his displeasure against that country’s Prime Minister when he went for a walk there. The administrators shall have that kind of patience and commitment.

Mr. Ramaiah said that all Dalit sections were now thankful and indebted to AP High Court for upholding the ideals that Ambedkar preached for the basic rights of downtrodden sections. It was a great misfortune of the people of AP for having such an indifferent and insensitive leader as their Chief Minister.

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CM Jagan responsible for YSRCP MLAs lockdown violations: TDP

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Opposition is expressing concern over COVID cases rising in AP while other states report decline. YSRCP government is filing cases only against rival leaders but not ruling party activists. Now, TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah on has demanded stringent action against the ruling YSR Congress Party Ministers, MPs and MLAs for their continuing violations of Coronavirus lockdown thereby jeopardising the lives and livelihoods of lakhs of poor families, daily wage earners, migrant and construction workers in Andhra Pradesh. The ruling party leaders were behaving in an irresponsible manner during the dangerous time of Coronavirus just because CM Jaganmohan Reddy wanted to sweep the local body elections as soon as they would be conducted.

Varla Ramaiah said that inefficient and negligent administration under YSRCP Government had led to rise in AP cased while other states were reporting a decline there days. While Telangana is reporting around 6 +ve cases daily, Andhra Pradesh is reporting around 70 to 80 cases per day.

He dismissed criticism of YSRCP Ministers, saying that as an efficient leader, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu was gathering latest information on the COVID-19 right from the beginning and creating awareness among the people in every possible way. Whereas, the AP Government had totally ignored the virus situation thereby endangering the lives of people without showing any concern. Negligence of the Government had led to imposition of red zones in Kurnool, Guntur, Nellore and Krishna districts with serious epidemic concerns.

Ramaiah said that when there were 229 cases in Telangana on April 3, AP had only 80 cases at that time. But by April 10, AP reported 381 total cases with a 132 per cent increase while Telangana had 487 cases at 112 per cent increase. More alarmingly, in the week ending on April 24, Telangana reported 983 cases with 28.3 per cent rise as against 955 cases in AP with 67 per cent. By May 2, Telangana reported 1,064 cases with 6.2 per cent rise while AP cases touched 1,464 cases with 53 per cent increase.

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CID probe into Ramesh letter aimed to mislead High Court, says TDP

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In over 55 cases, the courts have found fault with Jagan Reddy Government. In just one year, YSRCP achieved this record. Now, AP CID are investigating a case of forgery of signature of a retired IAS Officer though he says he only signed the letter. Citing this instance, TDP Politburo Member Varla Ramaiah has slammed the YSRCP Government for what he described as its bankrupt policies to push the constitutional institutions, official machinery and the police into a deep credibility crisis.

He accused CM Jaganmohan Reddy and MP Vijayasai Reddy of not leaving their old habits that became responsible for their spending 16 months in Chanchalaguda Central Jail in over 11 cases of cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery. The ongoing CID probe into former SEC N Ramesh Kumar’s letter was yet another gimmick being played by CM Jagan in order to mislead the High Court ahead of Monday’s hearing. The court would take up hearing on over 8 petitions questioning the legality and constitutionality of removal of Ramesh Kumar and also appointment of new State Election Commissioner V. Kanagaraj.

Mr. Ramaiah termed it as ironical that a cheating and forgery specialist like Vijayasai Reddy had levelled allegations of forgery against the TDP leaders. Even more objectionable was the fact that the AP CID had begun investigating into the matter though Ramesh Kumar had categorically asserted not outside influence on him when he wrote the letter to Union Home Secretary.

Strongly objecting to CID filing a case in a biased manner, Mr. Ramaiah said that Ramesh Kumar’s secretary Samba Murthy’s role ended after listening to his boss’s orders and there was nothing wrong to delete the letter file from his desktop. When Ramesh Kumar was himself ruling out any chance of forgery of his signature, it was one’s understanding for what purpose the CID took up investigation.

Mr. Ramaiah asked the AP Police to keep a watch on CM Jagan and MP Vijayasai since they were accused 1 and accused 2 in 11 CBI cases of illegal assets and they were out on conditional bail. Going by their suspicious activities in respect of so many cases, the suspect sheets should be opened to keep them under control.

Mr. Ramaiah asked whether CM Jagan had lost total grip on the administration since there was clearly a growing gap between the CM and the people while the CMO, intelligence, DGP and Chief Secretary were visibly carrying out all major tasks. CM was in some kind of held up in a secret place with no chance to address the people in this hour of Coronavirus crisis.

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TDP asks Jagan and Speaker to say sorry to SEC

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AP CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has imposed lockdown in AP but the people are coming into the roads as usual. The TDP says it’s because the people are also making light of the impending epidemic threat just like how Jagan Sarkar underplayed it four days ago with its paracetamol and bleaching powder comments. TDP General Secretary Varla Ramaiah says that Jagan attitude and Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney’s earlier claims of no virus threat had caused complacency among the people now. Sawhney has no moral right to continue any longer considering how her letter to State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar have proved to be irresponsible now. Her letter would have put the safety and security of the 5.5 cr people of Andhra Pradesh in danger.

It’s time CM Jagan Reddy, Speaker Tammineni Sitarama and all YCP MLAs should say sorry immediately to SEC Ramesh Kumar because his timely postponement of local body polls has saved people from harmful exposure to virus.

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Gautam Sawang should be ashamed, says Varla Ramaiah

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Senior leader and TDP’s Rajya Sabha candidate Varla Ramaiah came down heavily on DGP Gautam Sawang for the arrest of party leader and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Vishakapatnam airport when he visited the port city on February 27 for the party’s Praja Chaitanya Yatra and wondered if the DGP was working for YSRCP or for the welfare of the people.

Instead of working in the larger interests of protecting and safeguarding the people, the Andhra Pradesh police under Gautam Sawang had become a political tool to further the political agenda of the ruling dispensation. He demanded that the DGP tender his resignation owning moral responsibility for the arrest of TDP president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. “The High Court read out the police manual, CrPC 151 to the DGP when he deposed before the court. Such a thing never happened in the past where a court had to read out CrPC 151 to a DGP. Gautam Sawang should be ashamed for the arrest of our party president Chandrababu Naidu,” Varla Ramaiah hit out at a press conference on Friday.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday pulled up Gautam Sawang questioning him why notices were served to Naidu under Section 151 and why no action was taken against the officers who violated the law in issuing the notices. In his deposition before the court, Sawang had admitted that Naidu’s arrest was not in the spirit of Sec.151(1) and that he would take action against the officers responsible as per the court directive.

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Varla’s Dalit challenge to Jagan RS ticket to Reliance

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TDP Rajya Sabha candidate Varla Ramaiah offered to withdraw his nomination if AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy allots one of the four Rajya Sabha seats is allotted to a dalit in the present elections. Varla put a condition that Reliance President Parimal Natwani’s RS seat should be given to one of the efficient dalit leaders who recently joined YCP from TDP. Varla took strong objection to Jagan giving RS ticket to Natwani, saying that Reliance Group was responsible for thousands of Dalit youths facing police cases. These Dalit youths have lost even government jobs because of the police cases filed in the YCP attacks on Reliance properties in Telugu states.

Varla Ramaiah said that Jagan Reddy insulted and cheated Dalits by supporting Reliance Natwani. Jagan accused the same Reliance Group for murder conspiracy behind YSR death in the past. Varla thanked Sakshi Media for giving him good publicity after his RS nomination chance given by Chandrababu Naidu.

Ramaiah hit back at YCP dalit leaders saying that the Dalit Ministers and MLAs have no respect in Jagan party. He said that he was being given importance to sit with Mr. Naidu in politburo meetings to discuss before taking all major decisions. Has any Dalit Deputy CM or Minister or MLA ever had this chance to sit with Jagan? asked Varla. Responding to rival criticism, Varla said that he was not the type of a leader to cry over anything but he would only roar and counter attack any rival.

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Naidu gives SC card twist to Jagan BC Rajya Sabha seats

The Rajya Sabha elections are going to be a must in Andhra Pradesh. The TDP has decided to field its SC senior leader and party general secretary Varla Ramaiah in the RS election fray. This is despite the fact that TDP has no minimum strength to win the seat. Chandrababu is asking why CM Jagan Reddy is not giving even one seat out of the four Rajya Sabha seats to the SC communities. At every given chance, Jagan would talk about TDP’s negligent attitude towards SCs but now he has turned an indifferent eye to them.

These past few days, YCP was thinking that TDP might not even think of contesting the RS elections. So that, there would be no need for conducting the elections at all in AP. All the four RS seats from AP would have been unanimous. But Naidu decided to give embarrassment to Jagan Reddy on the social justice issue.

Till now, YCP is claiming that is has done greater justice to BCs by giving them two RS seats. They are Mopidevi Venkata Ramana and Pilli Subhashchandra Bose. Both of them are sworn loyalists of YSR family and are involved in the business dealings of Jaganmohan Reddy. YCP thought of taking advantage of BC card in local polls but Naidu highlighted reduction of BC reservations by YCP. Now, Varla nomination is going to trigger lot of political heat and debate in Telugu states.

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TDP reverse call to 14400 on Jagan CBI cases

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The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is trying hard to beat CM Jaganmohan Reddy at his own game. TDP senior leader Varla Ramaiah gave a call to 14400 and made a formal complaint against CM himself. Ramaiah asked the staff of anti-corruption call centre to conduct an enquiry into Jagan Reddy’s multi-crore illegal assets cases. He pointed out that CM is facing corruption cases involving Rs. 23,000 cr.

However, the call centre staff refused to take Ramaiah’s complaint. They advised him to submit his complaint at the AP Secretariat. But, the TDP leader insisted that his complaint should be investigated within 15 days as per the instructions given by CM at the time of inauguration of the call centre yesterday.

The TDP has already written an open letter to Jagan asking him to voluntarily order an investigation into the corruption he has committed during his father YSR’s regime. Now, Ramaiah took the opportunity and made an official complaint at 14400 appealing to CM to get ready for voluntary disclosure of his massive corruption scam. How can Jagan Reddy talk about eradication of corruption when he has a dark past of massive irregularities involving thousands of crores?

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TDP doesn’t need Jr. NTR at the moment, says TDP leader Varla

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Even though young tiger NTR is completely focusing on movies, discussion about his participation in politics has been surfacing time and again. Recently, TDP Polit bureau member Varla Ramaiah has responded on Jr NTR taking over charge of TDP.

Recently Kodali Nani and Vallabhaneni Vamsi have made a scathing attack on TDP party and Chandra Babu.Naidu. They opined that Lokesh’s leadership will bury the party. They have also spoken about Jr NTR taking over the charges of TDP to resurrect the party. However, as everyone knows, YSRCP leaders don’t have any interest in the wellbeing of TDP and they talk about Jr NTR role only to embarrass TDP leadership and confuse the cadres. So, TDP leader Varla Ramaiah responded on these comments today.

Varla told that, CBN is still strong enough to lead the party and he is the strength of the party. So, at this moment there is no need of Jr NTR playing any sort of role in the party, he asserted. We will have to wait and see how Jr NTR fans respond on these comments.

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One Rupee Jagan spent Rs 15 Cr on Tadepalli house?

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AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is taking just one rupee salary towards rendering his services to the people. Is he genuinely giving such great services to the Andhra people? The opposition raises doubts. The TDP asks why ‘One Rupee Jagan’ has spent Rs 15 Cr public money on renovation of his Tadepalli Camp Office. It is not a government building complex. His private residence is converted into CM Camp Office there. TDP leader Varla Ramaiah asked how Rs 48 lakh public funds were spent on just bathrooms in Jagan house. While this is the situation at Jagan residence, there are no basic amenities like even benches at the High Court premises.

The TDP is very angry against Minister Perni Nani for talking about Rs 10 Cr spending of public funds on Naidu’s Delhi Dharma Porata Deeksha. Can the Minister prove it? Varla Ramaiah said that it was only Rs. 1.6 Cr spent on Naidu Deeksha. The TDP is ready to prove it in front of the finance department officials. The YCP Ministers should first talk about the wasteful expenditure of massive public funds on Jaganmohan Reddy’s huge residences at Tadepalli, Lotus Pond and Bangalore. How can Jagan spend Rs 60 lakh people’s money on his Court appearance in Rs 45,000 Cr CBI illegal assets cases?

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TDP leader Varla Ramaiah neck-deep in troubles!

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The row over TDP senior leader Varla Ramaiah’s caste remarks is not going to subside any soon given the latest developments. The SC Students Union has given an ultimatum to the TDP senior leader, demanding a public apology within 48 hours.

After Varla Ramaiah asked a student (travelling on the bus, and completely ignoring the TDP leader) whether he is SC or ST, the student replied he belongs to SC. The very next moment, the TDP leader said, ‘Ena kodukuluasaluchadvaru [these people (belonging to that caste) do not study at all’.

The statements were telecasted on Telugu News Channels and soon became the hot topic in AP political circles. Maadiga Student Union’s (Ongole) State Working President Narasinga Rao said, ‘TDP leader Varla Ramaiah who referred the student as Maadiga should apologize within the next 48 hours. If not, we will surround his house. It is highly uncalled on the part of TDP leaders to humiliate people belonging to SC and ST.

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