Hyderabad, April 20 : YSR Congress Party on Saturday alleged that the yellow media, CBI and Enforcement Directorate were acting in tandem against YSRCP chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to malign him.
Addressing a press meet here, YSR Congress Legislature party whip Balineni Srinivasa Reddy accused the CBI and Enforcement Directorate of acting at the behest of the yellow media of TDP which has conspired with the Congress in order to ensure the denial of bail to Jagan Mohan Reddy. “Though Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy or Brother Anil Kumar had nothing to do with the Bayyaram mines, concerted mudslinging propaganda was carried out by the captive media of the TDP against them,” he said.
Referring to the statement of TDP leader Dadi Veerabhadra Rao just ahead of the 2012 June by-polls that YSR family tried to grab the Bayyaram mines worth Rs. 14 lakh cores and its publication in Eenadu, Balineni said if the mines were worth that much as TDP publicized, let its industrialist-MP Nama Nageswara Rao take it for half the price or at least for one-tenth of its value. Still, they are continuing the malicious propaganda, he said.
The entire campaign was only aimed at throwing mud on Jagan Mohan Reddy and other YSR family members. “As a minister, I cancelled the licenses of Rakshana Steels and Gali brothers. If the mines belonged to Jagan Mohan Reddy, why would I have done that?” he asked. “Jagan Mohan Reddy never asked me for any favours when I was the Mining Minister.”
He also said he would have been arrested by the CBI long back if he had not cancelled the licenses just because he joined the YSR Congress party. “Sabitha Indra Reddy is in Congress and hence she was not arrested, he said and added: “The entire cabinet should take responsibility on the issue of 26 GOs.” INN