Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Families paid to claim YSR shock deaths

Couldn't resist posting this... it answers some questions... while it makes me hate the Congress party even more.... God help us...

but what about all those newspapers that reported the deaths in the first place...can someone sue them? it is sad to see the media acting so irresponsibly.. do we have any trustworthy media left in the country?

Families paid to claim YSR shock deaths

Families of the "victims" admitted that they were paid Rs 5,000 each by Congress leaders for funeral and other expenses. In return, they were told not to disclose how these people actually died. The Congress leaders also reportedly promised to secure the release of ex-gratia to the families once Jaganmohan became CM. Take, for instance, the death of 70-year-old Uppalaiah, a potter from the remote Lakshmipuram village of Parakala mandal. His poverty-stricken family stays in a small hut. On September 3 afternoon, a few hours after Reddy's death was confirmed, Uppalaiah died.

His son Mallaiah claimed the old man had "suddenly died" of a heart attack on the day Reddy's body was found. But, his wife Lakshamma said that Uppalaiah had been ailing for over a month and was suffering from breathlessness.

Inquiries revealed how local Congress leaders had got into the act to show the old man had died of shock following the news of Reddy's accident. A local Congressman had called up a reporter of Sakshi television channel, owned by Jaganmohan, to say that Uppalaiah had died of a heart attack after watching the news of Reddy's death on television.

Within minutes, this appeared on the scrolling on Sakshi TV. Then, other media organisations too picked up the news. The YSR shock deaths myth was slowly being built. But, it was founded on a cruel lie because Uppalaiah's desperately poor family does not own a television set.

Similar stories emerged from other areas as well. Congress leaders reportedly had little trouble in learning of these deaths because they had mostly occurred in party strongholds.

On September 4, 40-year-old B. Srihari, a registered medical practitioner, died of a heart attack in neighbouring Nagaram village. His brother Ramesh said that Srihari had participated in a rally organised by the local Congress workers in Reddy's memory. He had returned to his clinic and treated a few patients, before collapsing. "Srihari died before we could take him to hospital. We informed the local Sakshi reporter, who carried the news on the channel," Ramesh said.

He also said, "Minister for Women and Child Welfare Konda Surekha called on us and paid us Rs 5,000. She also promised all help to us once Jaganmohan took over as chief minister," Ramesh said.

At Kowkonda village, Chukka Sayamma, an 80-year-old woman died in her sleep on September 4. But her death was linked to Reddy's helicopter crash.

In another instance, 45-year-old Rajamouli of Kamareddypalle village died after allegedly consuming poison in his fields on September 5. His daughter Padma did not say how the death had occurred.

However, his neighbours said that Rajamouli had been drinking heavily the night before after participating in a Congress rally. He had quarrelled with his wife at night and was found dead the next morning. His name was reportedly put on the list of those who "gave up their lives" for Reddy because he had taken part in the Congress rally.

The death of 25-year-old Teegala Chiranjeevi at Peddammagadda in Hanamkonda is interesting. Local residents said he was a vagabond and mentally deranged. On September 5, he committed suicide by setting himself on fire.

Since there was no one to take care of him, local NSUI workers informed the media that the man had immolated himself demanding that Jaganmohan be made chief minister. The police, however, registered the case of suicide.

"We know that 90 per cent of these deaths are natural. But nobody would speak the truth either out of respect towards YSR or fear of reprisal from Congress leaders. The family members of these victims too do not reveal the facts because they have been promised ex gratia by the leaders," a mandal parishad member said.

Courtesy: Mail Today


  1. haha. interesting!! what we think we hear and what is real are totally different sometimes!

  2. Happy Kitten, I am not surprised. In fact I am sure if YSR's son does not become CM, you will get to hear many more stories with far more disturbing content. YSR was like Godfather. If you read the reports in the links that I have given in the post that I had written some months back about the massive corruption scandal that has, to my mind been covered up, you will be horrified.

  3. I am not surprised. Our politicians can go to any extend to create hoopla around deaths to get votes.

    I even think lot of foul-play in deaths of Congress politicians. Many young Congress politicians died in mishaps.

  4. How can we stoop down to this level??
    But,can we say that we are shocked,surprised??No.The entire system,every action,every move just about anything smells of corruption.Now,even in death there is politics.Congress has a major task ahead with the successful son of the late CM.....he may turn out to be a trouble creater,if not listened to.

  5. What to say,we can't compare rural areas in Andhtra Pradhesh,Bihar with the rest of India.There majority are illiterate and detached from rest of the world(as far as i know ,they are only intrested in alcohols and larger than life movies).These guys are exploiting them by doing all these kinda gimmicks.So when i heard about all those fake news,i was not at all surprised.
    @ congress...i still feel they are much better than the laid back communists(can u imagine pinarayi vijayan as finance minister,prkash karat as planning minister etc in center) and communal biased BJP(though incapable and corrupt congress leaders in AP and TN are a exception).
    @ media..all they want is breaking news and high TRP's.For that they will go to any extend and will air any pathetic or half cooked stuffs.
    As far as i understood, these guys are trying to exloit the sentiments(in YSR's death) of innocent people(to increase there vote banks) like as they did after Rajeev gandhis and Indra gandhis death.

  6. ugh, another cheapo political stunt. And imagine YSR being such a highly held soul and his own companions spoiling his good name :(

    I had my doubts at the unbelievable numbers of suicides reported after his death, and in no way it was probable. I just thought it was media exaggeration, as usual, but this has degraded into a conspiracy. I hope this thing stops here and wont go further, degrading the passed away soul more.

  7. rocksea: interesting but frustrating.... we could at least depend on the media.. but now?

    Vinod:did read your post about YSR.. but then many kept quiet since they felt it not right to talk about one who was dead.. but then even his death is being used to cheat further...

    Solilo: yes... we have our doubts on many deaths.. including that of Rajeev Gandhi... the dirty game of politics is getting dirtier..

    BKC: yes we may have another god Father in is son... one who may remain unchallenged due to such schemes.. yesterday I was speaking to an Andhraite and he just cvannot blv about the whole episode.. the ordinary citizen is far away from the reality and they are only happy to get the much wanted money (help) that comes to them in any manner...they are not in a position to question...

    Anish: yes... when we have a media wanting only to shock people we neednt expect more.. but pls remember that it is the Congress who has been at the Centre longer... nd if they are playing dirty games now.. they have been playing this game even before... i agree that the Communist party in Kerala has a few elements who needs to be voted off..

    Scorpio: a conspiracy done in a collective manner.. the media along with the party? have we lost the independant media?

  8. it was big news when i was there, still wondering how the copter crashed...but well, in TN and AP, you have this kind of mass hysteria...

  9. Maddy: yes... these 2 states still seems to have it....while it makes the political parties easier to play their games

  10. Eww..How disgusting. But in a way a sad commentary on the poverty levels, as folks are willing to sell their dear ones deaths for a mere Rs. 5,000!

  11. Wow! But why is this not surprising! You know, when we heard this in the news - it was a little too bizarre to digest. People dying? because the CM died in an accident!

    Now, we know..

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  13. Smitha: sadly this is the state of affairs in our dear country...nd some could have died too due to heartbreak which is again not right in a democracy...

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