Botcha hits out at Jagan

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Chief Botcha Satyanarayana today said YSR Congress Party President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy would have faced CBI inquiry even if he had remained in the Congress, in the disproporionate assets case. Speaking to mediapersons here, he said a Chief Minister was also not above law and should could be punished if he commits mistakes. He said in Congress’s view ‘Justice is Justice’ and the guilty will have to face punishment. Stating that experienced leaders would automatically get suitable positions in the party, Mr Satyanarayana said YSR Congress Party Honorary President Y S Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila were uttering lies in their election campaign to gain the sympathy of the people. On Ms Vijayamma’s statement that there was a conspiracy behind the chopper accident of her husband and former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, he said there was no need for the Congress to kill YSR. ‘Ms Vijayamma and her daughter were adopting goebber’s theory’ and trying to make the people believe falsehood. On the criticism of Ms Vijayamma that the CBI had not arrested him (Botcha) in the Volkswagen case, Mr Satyanarayana claimed he had never accepted bribe like Jagan. Exuding confidence that the Congress would get better results in the by-elections, the APCC Chief said he suspected Jagan’s hand behind the death of YSR because Mr Jagan had hastily collected signatures from Congress legislators supporting his candidature for Chief ministership immediatly after the death of his father. The Congress was not scared of defection by its legislators to YSR Congress Party. ‘We know how to protect the government,’ Mr Satyanaryana remarked.