On February 28, the bus hit a bridge on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway before falling into a culvert

Mudslinging continues between TDP and YSRCP over Diwakar Travels accident that killed 11
news Politics Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 15:14

Under fire from the YSRCP after a recent bus accident in Andhra's Krishna district killed 11 people, TDP MLA JC Prabhakar Reddy, whose brother owns Diwakar Travels, staged a protest on Saturday at the Sakshi Daily office in Anantapur.

Prabhakar Reddy is the brother of TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy. The Anantapur MP is the owner of the travel company.

Stating that he would take the full responsibility of the accident if there was any lapse from the company's side, Prabhakar Reddy claimed that YS Jaganmohan Reddy made allegations for political gain, while he did nothing for the victims of the tragedy.

“Why is the YSRCP leader silent on the rest of the accidents in the state, where other travel companies are involved?” Prabhakar Reddy asked a gathering of the media.. 

Reacting to the protest, the YSRCP has demanded that a case must be registered against the the TDP leader.

YSRCP spokesperson Ambati Rambabu demanded on Saturday that Prabhakar Reddy and his brother should be held responsible for the bus accident.

He also accused the TDP leaders of using 'abusive language' against YSCRP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

"As they have nothing to tell about their three years of governance, they took up a single point agenda of using abusive language against YS Jaganmohan Reddy,” he stated.

Earlier, the YSRCP chief had alleged that no autopsy had been conducted on the body of Adinarayan Reddy, who was driving the bus which fell into the canal.

Raising the issue, Rambabu claimed that when Jagan questioned the District Collector on why the post-mortem was not conducted, they registered a case on him.

Jagan, who is the Leader of Opposition, snatched papers from a doctor, at the hospital, where those injured in a bus accident were admitted.

He also accused Collector A Babu who had reached the spot, of being corrupt, and threatened to send him to jail. 

Following this, an FIR was registered against Jagan on charges of misbehaving with a government official and preventing him from discharging his duties.

“We are not afraid of the nefarious tactics of TDP and the case which has been filed against Jagan Mohan Reddy. We will fight the injustice,” Rambabu said.



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