Sharmila told media that the mudslinging campaign, which began in 2014, has resumed aggressively ahead of the state elections.

YSRCP chiefs sister Sharmila accuses TDP of spreading rumours about her and Prabhas
news Complaint Monday, January 14, 2019 - 17:17

Andhra Pradesh leader of opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s sister YS Sharmila filed a complaint with the Hyderabad Police Commissioner on Monday, asking the police to take action against certain websites that have been spreading rumours that she is having an affair with actor Prabhas.

Sharmila alleged that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was behind the mudslinging campaign against her. “Without any doubt I can tell that Telugu Desam Party is behind this campaign. It is not new for the TDP to spread rumours, earlier they spread rumours that my father Rajasekhar Reddy was a factionist. Many TDP leaders said that I have an affair with him (Prabhas). If the TDP did not have any involvement, why didn’t they condemn it. Why didn’t Chandrababu Naidu stop them?” she asked.

Alleging that the TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had stooped low for politics, Sharmila attacked him saying, “In Chandrababu Naidu’s dictionary, there are no terms like values, ethics and morals. If a leader is good, his followers too would follow a good path.”

After giving a complaint to the Hyderabad Police Commissioner, Anjani Kumar, Sharmila told reporters that the mudslinging campaign, which began in 2014, has resumed aggressively ahead of the state elections.

Condemning the vicious campaign, she said, “I have never met actor Prabhas in my life. Haven’t spoken to him even once. That person and I have no relation. I swear on my children, this is the truth.”

Sharmila said that if she didn’t come out and talk about it, there was a danger of a few believing the falsehood. “There is no need for me to prove my integrity and sincerity because I know about myself, but today since I have to save my honour, I am speaking about it.”

Responding to a reporter who asked why didn’t she file a complaint with the Andhra Pradesh police, she said that she doesn’t have faith in AP police.

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