The ugly episode of physical attacks between the Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress party in the Nandyal Municipal Council meeting on Friday has indicated the worse things to come in future. The Nandyal police registered a murder-attempt case against local YSR Congress party MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy for allegedly instigating the party councillors to attack the TDP councillors. Nagi Reddy, who went underground on Friday, surrendered before the local police on Saturday.
And there is every possibility that the TDP government would resort to witch-hunting of the MLA. On the other hand, YSR Congress Party warned TDP government of retaliation from the public if it continues the vindictive policies of foisting false cases against political adversaries with a single point formula of attacking prominent people playing an active role in public life. “The Nandyal incident is a glaring example of misuse of official machinery as a case of attempt to murder was foisted against Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who was shell-shocked at the meeting where TDP MLCs have attacked YSRCP leaders.
The video footage clearly shows that he stood aghast at the goings-on while the false case was foisted against him”, party spokesperson Jyothula Nehru told reporters here on Saturday. Ever since Chandrababu Naidu has taken over the reins of the State, TDP government has been targeting active members of YSR Congress with false cases like attempt to murder, SC, ST Atrocities and other such sections only to settle political scores, he said.