YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy's sister YS Sharmila met the Hyderabad Police Commissioner on Monday and urged him to act against those who are linking her with popular Telugu film actor Prabhas on social media. Sharmila, who was accompanied by her husband Anil Kumar, said that it was a conspiracy by the vested interests to defame her ahead of the general elections to get political mileage. Sharmila, who is also a leader of YSR Congress, called on Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar to lodge a complaint against those posting objectionable materials against her. She also believed that it was the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) that is spreading rumours against her.
"Such false propaganda had started before the 2014 elections and has swung back with elections fast approaching now. I have sought proper action against those carrying out the character assassination. I strongly believe that TDP is behind spreading the rumour as is its won't," she said as quoted by news agency IANS. “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.
Sharmila condemned the campaign and said that she had no acquaintance with Prabhas and had never even spoken to him. “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.” "Being a mother, wife and person with family bond, it hurts when such slanderous campaign is carried out. If I do not react, my silence may lead to some unpleasant conclusions which is the reason why I lodged the complaint seeking action," she added.
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.