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Andhra govt 'manipulating' system to prevent Chandrababu Naidu from going to masses: Nara Lokesh

Rajamahendravaram: TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh on Saturday charged the ruling YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh withmanipulatingthesystemand institutionstoensure that NChandrababuNaidudoes notgotothemasses.

Lokesh made the allegation following a meeting with his father and former chief ministerNaiduat the Rajamahendravaram central prison.

“It has been 50 days sinceNaiduhas been incarcerated. Despite no mistake of his, the YSRCP government hasmanipulatedthesystemand institutionstoensure that he does notgotothemasses,” he told reporters outside the jail.

Accordingtothe TDP leader, the Chief Minister, ministers and legislators of the southern state are driven by ‘”political vendetta”. He alleged that YSRCP leaders wish forNaidu’s death out of vengeance. Lokesh challenged the YSRCP governmenttopresent any new evidence against him and his father in the Skill Development Corporation Scam case, FiberNet case or the Inner Ring Road case.

Expressing concern overNaidu’s health condition, the former minister claimed that the TDP chief has lost 6 kg aftergoingtothe prison and said his father suffersfroma congenital heart condition. Though doctors recommended an eye surgery forNaidu, Lokesh alleged that the Jagan government allegedly pressurised policetoretract that report.

(Published 28 October 2023, 14:12 IST)

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