YSRCP MP alleges threat to life from own party leaders, seeks Central protection for constituency visit

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YSR Congress Party MP K Raghurama Krishna Raju wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, alleging that there is a threat to his life from own party leaders.

 

He currently has a security cover of two policemen.

In his letter written to the Speaker on June 18, which was released to the media on Sunday, Raju requested that he be provided security by central police forces in the wake of increased threats. 

In his letter to Speaker Om Prakash Birla, the MP said he received threats from his own party MLAs and leaders for speaking out on issues concerning public and the religious sentiments of Hindus. 

In the letter, the MP brought to the notice of the Speaker that he had strongly objected to the recent proposal of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) trust board to sell a few properties of the temple, as it would hurt the sentiments of Hindu devotees of Lord Balaji.

“Because of these threatening calls from YSRC MLAs and cadre without any action from the police, I am frightened to go to the constituency without protection. I felt it is not safe to move with the security provided to me by the state government with two constables. Hence, I request you to provide me with armed security,” he wrote to the Speaker.

His comments that he is not getting the appointment of YS Jagan raked much controversy.

Earlier, he had said he could not get the appointment of chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy so that he could personally appraise him of the consequences of the decision. 

He said he is frightened to go to the constituency with the nominal (one constable in each shift) security provided by the state government. He requested for security cover with armed Central personnel.

K Raghurama Krishna Raju has been vocal against party leadership for a few weeks.

He alleged that caste politics had reached its peak in YSRC, while corruption and illegal sand and land sale had been rampant in the YSRC government.

Earlier, Raju also attacked the government on the black market of sand in the state. He said artificial shortage of sand had affected the construction industry badly. Raju also levelled allegations that some people were collecting bribes from the gullible people promising house sites.

Several legislators waged counter attack on the MP and dared him to resign and seek a fresh mandate in his own capacity.

During recent assembly budget sessions, a group of ministers and MLAs lambasted on the rebel MP.

Raju said following his statements, his own party MLAs from Narasapuram had started attacking him by burning his effigies and openly threatening that he would also be burnt to death if he visited his constituency.

 

With inputs from media reports

Image credit: Mumbai mirror

 

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