Over the past several months there have been many rumors concerning my health. My family members and close friends have received numerous phone calls from well wishers wanting to know if my health was OK, if I was in Coma or seriously injured etc. which has been painful to the say the least to my family.
There have also been several embarrassing rumors about my alleged relationship with Ms. Y. S. Sharmila. I would like to categorically state that I have never met or spoken to Ms. Y. S. Sharmila and the rumors in circulation are completely baseless and have not even an iota of truth in them.
Earlier, I have not responded seriously to rumors concerning my health, hoping that they would fade away. I felt that ignoring these rumors was the best way to deal with them. However, I can’t ignore rumors, which affect another individual and I have now decided to issue this statement, to strongly condemn them. They are insensitive, disrespectful and are damaging to the dignity and reputation of a well-respected individual who is married and a mother as well.
As you all know, I have no political interests. I am only issuing this statement as I am deeply hurt and I can understand the pain and trauma that can be caused to an individual by these kinds of baseless rumors and I am willing to do whatever is necessary to put and end to them once and for all.
I hope the Police and concerned authorities will take necessary action against individuals responsible for perpetuating and spreading these kinds of rumours specific to this case and in general as they have potential to cause irreparable damage to the reputation of concerned individuals.