Mrs. Nirupama Menon Rao
We NRI’s from Andhra Pradesh strongly condemn the political vendetta meted out to YSR Congress President and MP Mr.YS Jagan Mohan Reddy by foisting false cases against him.
The functioning of CBI has been shoddy and has been going out of its brief/manual while dealing with this particular case, which we feel, is a conspiracy to keep YS Jagan Mohan Reddy away from the people by his political adversaries.
We all firmly believe that CBI is functioning under duress from ruling party and its style of functioning has been prejudiced and many a time its office has been misused. CBI fails to complete even the preliminary investigation even after one year. Charge sheets are being filed one after the other.
In the case of Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy who is also a Member of Parliament, won with highest majority, I would like to bring a few points to your notice.
Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy has been arrested and put behind bars for the past seven months, with no wrong doing established or proven. The way the cases were brought to the front and the way the CBI has been functioning from day one have shown nothing but humiliation of the justice system and mockery of democracy in the world’s largest democracy. It has political vendetta written all over it. Presently, it is widely believed in the political circles that ruling clan of Indian federal government is using investigative agencies as well as the legal establishment to their political advantage. Perhaps, granting authorization to CBI to investigate the allegations on Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy, while blatant decline of the same to an ex-head of the state from an opponent party obviously shows the nexus of the ruling political leadership and purported independent constitutional bodies. It is to be noted here that CBI was ordered enquiry just basing on the PIL filed by the political opponents of Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his father late Dr.YS Rajashekar Reddy, erstwhile chief minister of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
It should be clearly understood that main charges in the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Dr. Shankar Rao of Congress(I) and Mr. Ashok Gajapati Raju & others belonging to another opponent political party against Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy claiming that the State Government issued 26 GOs during 2004-09, allegedly paving the way for loot of the public property and as quid pro quo whereof, the said beneficiaries of the alleged illegal GOs have invested in the share capital of the Companies with which Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy son of the then Chief Minister Dr.YS Rajashekar Reddy is connected. All this started after Dr.YS Rajashekar Reddy then CM had tragic death in a plane crash and subsequently Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy differed with Congress (I) due to their dictatorial attitude. The cabinet ministers authorized to issue the GO’s have informed the Supreme Court that all the GO’s that were issued were according to the business rules under the law and they all stand by them unequivocally. Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy is still languishing in jail without being successful to secure a bail, due to CBI ignorance in upholding fundamental rights of a citizen given by Indian Constitution and because of CBI’s selective use of legal guidelines, while other politicians who are in good books with the government are leading lives happily with their respective families.
Although Mr.YS Jaganmohan Reddy has remained composed amid all that is happening around him, his family members have broken down in anguish and helplessness.
We appeal through you, Your Excellency, that the vindictive style of functioning should be stopped to uphold the dignity of the high office of the premier investigation agency.
Veera Reddy Nandyala