YSRCP leader Vangaveeti Radhakrishna, son of Vijayawada faction leader Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga, has said Vangaveeti family will not tolerate the objectionable remarks made by YSRCP Vijayawada Central in-charge Gowtham Reddy.
Speaking to mediapersons here, Radhakrishna said his supporters were deeply hurt by Gowtham Reddy’s comments against Mohana Ranga. “Leaders of all the political parties revere the great leader Mohana Ranga. Leaders who make attempts to criticize him would face dire consequences, he warned.” Tension prevailed on Sunday when a promo of Gowtham Reddy’s news interview went viral. Taking his stand on late Mohana Ranga, Gowtham Reddy reportedly talked about incidents of murder politics of Ranga’s era.
Minutes after the news spread, Radhakrishna and his supporters proceeded to the YSRCP party office to hold a press meet condemning the remarks. However, the police smelt tension and stopped Radhakrishna and his followers and security was provided at Gowtham Reddy’s residence. Stating that Gowtham Reddy was involved in two murder cases, Radhakrishna alleged that Gowtham has links with land mafia in Vijayawada.
“When I was holding a press meet to condemn the remarks of Gowtham Reddy, the police personnel showed highhandedness and got me arrested,” Radhakrishna said. He also found fault with the police for having no concern for woman YSRCP leader and former MLA Ratnakurmari and the way she was dragged on the road. “We will lodge a complaint in writing over the incident,” he said.
Radhakrishna welcomed the YSRCP’s decision to suspend Gowtham Reddy. Mohana Ranga strove for the welfare of all sections of people in Vijayawada, he said, adding that it was unfortunate to make objectionable remarks against such a leader. (NSS)