YSRCP MP Raghurama Krishnam Raju writes to Andhra CM Jagan, seeks appointment with him

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YSRCP MP K Raghurama Krishna Raju has written a letter to party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, seeking an appointment with him.

 

In his letter issued on Monday, he explained his reasons for writing to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on June 18.

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) MP in his letter wrote:

 "As a trusted soldier of YSRCP, I always upheld the policies and enhanced its public image not to invite ire of any disgruntled party man. I once again reiterate that I had never ever uttered a single word/statement against my party and my beloved President of the Party other than a few things which are unconstitutional."

In his letter, Narasapuram MP said that he was receiving life-threatening calls and consequently, he filed a complaint in multiple police stations which allegedly went in vain.

"It's very disheartening and highly disappointing for me to know that my own MLAs are instructing to burn my effigies and threatening me to cause physical harm if at all I arrive in my constituency. The orchestrated protestors have made violent slogans saying that I would have the same fate that of effigies burnt. In addition to these local threats from local people prompted by local leaders, I am receiving several calls from other districts, predominantly Rayalaseema and even unidentified foreign numbers emanating from locations across the globe giving life threats," he wrote in the letter.

"As an effort to self protect, I filed a complaint with the local police in multiple police stations of my Constituency and also to higher authorities in that range. Lastly, I tried reaching the DGP, but in vain. All of them have given a deaf ear and that act of their inaction has compelled me to approach Speaker of Lok Sabha Shri Om Birla and also Home Minister Amit Shah pleading for immediate attention on providing central force to come to my rescue," the letter further read.

Earlier, Raju was issued a show case notice, served to him by party general secretary Vijayasai Reddy, after the former wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on June 18, alleging that there is a threat to his life from his own party leaders. The MP had also questioned the legality of the show cause notice in the past. 

In his letter written to the Speaker, 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 had 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 Agency

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