Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu today alleged a "political conspiracy" by Jaganmohan Reddy behind the arrest of his son for allegedly misbehaving with a teacher, prompting the YSR Congress to demand his sacking from the Cabinet.
Police today arrested Ravela Susheel, son of Ravela Kishore Babu, and his driver for allegedly misbehaving with a 20-year-old woman teacher.
Following the arrest, the Minister alleged there was a "conspiracy by YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy" behind the arrest of his son.
"The allegations against my son are false...they are fabricated, they are politically motivated, concocted. It is nothing but a conspiracy being hatched by Jaganmohan Reddy and his party," Ravela alleged, and added, his son is innocent and will come out clean.
"I am telling Jagamohan Reddy...politically fight with Kishore Babu, but don't fight indirectly...involving career of my son," he said.
Hitting out at Kishore Babu, YSR Congress Party's Deputy Floor Leader U Kalpana said, "Even as the Minister's son was caught on camera misbehaving with a woman, the Minister tried to blame it on Leader of Opposition (Y S Jaganmohan Reddy) for the incident. We demand the Minister be dropped from the Cabinet and let the law take its own course."
The misbehaviour was well recorded and the AP government has been trying to wriggle out of the situation by levelling baseless allegations and putting up concocted versions that the footage was morphed, which shows the sick mind of TDP government and leaders, she alleged in a release.
"We demand immediate action against the Minister and an assurance from the government for women's safety ahead of the International Women's Day," she said.
Earlier, the teacher had alleged that a car with 'MLA' sticker followed her when she was passing through Road No.13 while on her way to school on Thursday evening.
The driver of the car and another occupant, who were drunk, passed remarks and asked her to come inside the car while one person with a tattoo on his hand tried to pull her inside the vehicle, she had alleged.
When there was an attempt to pull her inside, the woman raised an alarm following which her husband, who was nearby, and some locals gathered at the spot and beat up Susheel and Ramesh.
On Friday, the woman also claimed to have identified the photo of the Minister's son as the one who held her hand and tried to pull her inside the car.