AMARAVATI: Telugu Desam Party former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Monday strongly objected to the police mentioning TDP leader Kollu Ravindra’s name in the FIR in Bandar revenge murder without any evidence available.
Uma said the police officials initially rejected reports of Ravindra’s involvement in the case but by evening, they have got him arrested while proceeding to Visakhapatnam.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said the ruling party’s only target was to weaken Ravindra as he was becoming a strong BC leader in the Opposition party. This was why he was implicated in revenge murders that have taken place between two families. There was no such violence in Bandar till during the previous 5 years of Kollu Ravindra as a Minister during the TDP regime. But, the peaceful town now became witness to murder because of the unjust and undemocratic YCP rule.
Devineni Uma blamed a section of media for first breaking the news of Ravindra’s alleged involvement and then the police took action wrongfully. Ravindra hails from a respectable political family. His brother-in-law Nadakuditi Narasimha Rao served as a long-time minister and he was widely acknowledged as a prominent BC leader. Showing least principles, the YCP Government got Ravindra’s name included as the Accused Number 4 in the YCP leader Moka Bhaskar Rao murder case.
Uma accused the Government of trying to cripple and eliminate the upcoming and well-established BC leaders who were giving strong leadership in the TDP for a long time now. It was just because Yerrun Naidu put his first signature in the Jagan illegal assets case, the BC leader’s family was targetted now. Ashok Gajapathi Raju put the second signature in the Jagan corruption case, which was why a vicious plan was being carried out to attack the properties under control of the Gagapathi Rajus’ family.