The issue of Supreme Court seeking response from six AP ministers and eight IAS officers for allegedly helping MP Y Jagan Mohan Reddy to acquire ill-gotten wealth during YSR’s rule, rocked the Assembly again today.
The Speaker N Manohar had to adjourn the House. The TDP stalled the proceedings rushing to the podium continually demanding the resignations.
The Members demanded that Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy must drop the ministers or they must resign on their own.
The lobbies of the Assembly were also in tense mood with some Congress members discussing issue of the ministers and the notices.
Some them in a hushed fashion asked what happens if the ministers say that they have done it under the pressure of the then chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy and his son Jagan at that point of time. Jagan will have to face the music if the Ministers name him they said.
However, the minister for agriculture Kanna Laxminarayana said that there was no need for the ministers to resign and that the TDP was deriving political mileage from the issue. He said that the ministers will definitely explain to the court as to what really transpired while issuing the GOs and the court will see if there was any misuse of power. He declined to comment further.
Minister for civil supplies Sreedharbabu told Postnoon that the CM has already clarified over the matter. He said the TDP wants resignation of the CM and the ministers all the time. “It has become a big joke,” he said.
Another member Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu said that the ministers were at fault while issuing the GOs and they have to face the CBI enquiry he stated. Initially they might have escaped from the CBI probe and made the IAS people as scape goats, but now they will have to face the probe and perhaps might land in jail he predicted.