Senior Congress MP V. Hanumantha Rao on Sunday likened YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to a dreaded criminal who may even attempt to eliminate Bhanu Kiran, the gangster arrested recently. Bhanu Kiran was arrested in connection with the murder of Maddalacheruvu Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri and he has made some shocking revelations against many bureaucrats, realtors and politicians in his confession.
Mr Hanumantha Rao told mediapersons that until now he believed Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy’s misdemea-nours were restricted only to amassing wealth by illegal means. He said that he was now shocked by the startling revelations made by Bhanu Kiran in his confession. “How can the people of the state believe the promises by Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy and vote for him? It is an insult to the state to allow a criminal like him to continue in public life,” Mr Hanumantha Rao said.
Stating that he would take a whirlwind tour from May 12 in all the segments going for bypolls, to expose Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, he said that the YSR Congress chief looted the state and amassed wealth. “He even committed sacrilege in Tirumala temple recently,” the MP added. He said it was surprising that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy had not said a word against Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy so far.
“If he continues to maintain silence on Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, then the people may cast aspersions on the CM also,” he said. The veteran leader said the onus rests on the party leaders from Seemandhra region to ensure victory in the bypolls in their region or they will be blamed for the defeat.