Secondary Education Minster K. Parthasarathi has termed the action against his son K. Nithin Krishna as opportunistic by the police under pressure from influential people, while his son was not present on the spot as alleged in the First Information Report.
At a press conference here on Wednesday, the Minister, who returned from election campaign in Tirupati, said the land was registered in the name of the persons, from whom he had purchased, on July 13, 2011 and he had bought eight months later on March 24. Meanwhile, showing some documents, he said a petition in the High Court by those opposing this deal was dismissed by saying the registration was valid and that the party could file a plea in the lower court concerned with valid documents.
“They did not approach the court and that gives an impression that they had no objection to it. If they had any document to prove their ownership, they could approach the court and it was purely a civil matter to be contested in the courts,” the Minister said. He wanted to know as to why his son's name was being dragged and untoward coverage being given in the media?
He took exception to the campaign being run by the Opposition parties against him and his son and was cut up with a section of the media for giving it undue importance to malign his image along with that of his son, who was just a student and not into politics. Others who attended the press conference included Congress leaders Ilapuram Venkaiah and Kolunukonda Shivaji, and Pedana MLA Jogi Ramesh.