In a hard hitting speech giving a blow by blow account of how Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was the force behind the October 25 attack at Vizag airport on him, Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, today said that he will not be cowed down by such incidents but the resolve to fight injustice will be strengthened further paving way for value-based governance with accountability balancing welfare and development.
In his first public meeting after he resumed the Praja Sankalpa Yatra in Parvathipuram of Vizianagaram district, Jagan Mohan Reddy accused that the conspiracy angle involving the Chandrababu Naidu is written all over the sequence of events right from the non-functioning CC Cameras at Vizag airport from the day his Paada Yatra entered Visakhapatnam district till the withdrawal of consent to CBI from operating in Andhra Pradesh.
He alleged that the vindictive politics of Chandrababu Naidu has been visible with clarity and categorical as the sequence runs into a pattern which clearly shows that there has been a conspiracy and the all players were playing their part.
Within less than an hour of the attack, he deplored that the DGP, State Ministers and Chief Minister read out their respective lines to dilute the issue and the DGP even told that a letter was found in the pocket of the attacker and it comes out not immediately but after ten long hours and to the surprise of every one, all sheets are unfolded and the contents carry different handwriting.
He asked how the knives have come into the VIP lounge and why was the Airport Restaurant owner Harshavardhan Choudhary, a TDP leader, was not questioned is not told. There were about 30 persons in the airport longue when the attack was carried out and they searched the assailant thoroughly but could find nothing on his person.
“Chandrababu Naidu and his henchmen became the perpetrators of the conspiracy and they want to sit on judgement in the case by ordering a SIT inquiry. When we opposed and moved other avenues seeking independent inquiry the arrogance has come to the fore by withdrawing the consent for CBI to function independently in the state”, he added.