Amid the election season, the Andhra government has upped the ante towards the central government led by Narendra Modi.
The Andhra chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has now written a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to direct the Union home ministry to withdraw the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the attack on YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam airport on October 23.
He has raised strong objection to the Union home ministry taking over the case from the AP police.
Naidu has gone on to describe the taking over of the case as an ‘intrusion’ into the state’s affairs.
He said the attack on Jaganmohan Reddy was a minor incident and does not “endanger the safety of civil aviation.”
He cited the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act-1982 and the National Investigation Agency Act 2008 to justify his objections for the NIA taking over the case.