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YSRC seeks central probe into attack on its chief

Hyderabad | Updated on November 01, 2018 Published on November 01, 2018

YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at the Visakhapatnam airport after he was attacked with a knife.   -  Special Arrangement

The opposition party claims efforts are on to divert and dilute the incident

 

Stepping up pressure on the Andhra Pradesh government over the knife-attack on its chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam airport on October 25, the YSR Congress Party met the Governor ESL Narasimhan and reiterated its demand for a third party inquiry into the incident.

Party leaders Dharmana Prasada Rao and RK Roja sought the intervention of the Governor in the matter on Thursday.

Speaking to the media after the meeting at the Raj Bhavan here, they expressed lack of faith in State investigation, saying the DGP and Chief Minister had tried to dilute the incident despite its gravity.

They alleged efforts are being made to treat it as a minor incident though it was an attempt to murder the leader of the opposition who holds the Cabinet rank.

They demanded the arrest ofactor Shivaji, who they claimedwas propagating conspiracy theories, and the airport restaurant owner, Harshavardhan Choudhary, who is a TDP functionary.

Published on November 01, 2018
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