Hard-core YSR-Jagan camp follower and former TUDA Chairman Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy, whom the Congress high command suspended two months ago for his ‘brazen anti-party' activities, is once again in the news.
He called on Superintendent of Police, Tirupati (Urban) District, V. Ravindar and submitted to him a written complaint seeking intervention of police to ‘save' the life of the Minister for Handlooms, Shankar Rao, who openly declared at Chittoor on Wednesday that he would hang himself to death if the former Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy got back his deposit in the byelection he would be contesting for the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat.
Mr. Jagan would lose his deposit also and if he got it back, I would commit suicide by hanging my self to death, Mr. Shankar Rao, known for his vituperative attacks against the YSR-Jagan, had reportedly told media persons at Chittoor.
Mr. Chevireddy has in his complaint in this regard to the SP said that given Jagan's landslide victory from the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat in the 2009 election and the ‘overwhelming' support he was getting, especially in his native Kadapa district for his ‘Yathras', Jagan was poised for a ‘big win' from the Kadapa seat which would eventually force Shankar Rao to hang himself to death.
In his complaint laced with satire and sarcasm, Chevireddy that if the minister did what he said, Andhra Pradesh would be in the news for the bad reason—a minister hanging himself to death. Further, he said, both the public and the police have a bounden duty to prevent a Minister from openly committing suicide.