TDP raises issue of ‘illegal’ arrest of Naidu, YSR Congress protests – ThePrint Hindi
New Delhi, September 17 (Language) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday raised the issue of arrest of its leader Chandrababu Naidu by Andhra Pradesh Police in an all-party meeting called by the government and said that it will also raise the issue in Parliament.
At the same time, the ruling YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh expressed its opposition to TDP.
Speaking after the meeting held a day before the start of the five-day Parliament session, TDP MP Rammohan Naidu said his party raised the issue of Chandrababu’s “illegal arrest”.
“We will also raise this issue in Parliament,” he said.
The TDP MP said he has also asked the government to take steps for speedy trial of criminal cases involving politicians.
He said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy is accused in 38 criminal cases and has been out on bail for the last nine years.
The TDP leader said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised this and the government should fulfill its promise.
Sources said that YSR Congress leaders present at the meeting opposed the TDP leader’s claim.
Andhra Pradesh’s ruling party has asserted that the law has taken its course in the alleged corruption case involving former Chief Minister Naidu.
TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh had said on Saturday that in the corruption case, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. The arrest of Chandrababu Naidu has been taken to hamper the party’s popular campaign to oust “corrupt” Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy from power.
Naidu is currently lodged in a jail in Rajamahendravaram after being sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court over his alleged involvement in a multi-crore scam.
Chandrababu Naidu was arrested on September 9 in a fraud case related to alleged misappropriation of funds from the Skill Development Corporation, which is estimated to have caused a loss of Rs 300 crore to the state government.
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