Telugu Desam Party Polit Bureau member Ramesh Rathod on Wednesday demanded the arrest of YSRC Chief Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy in the wake the arrest of industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad.
He also pressed for action against ministers in the then YSR cabinet who had directly or indirectly helped the Kadapa MP amass wealth through illegal means.
“When VANPIC promoter Nimmagadda Prasad, 12th accused in the illegal assets case has been arrested why the CBI has not taken Mr Jaganmohan Reddy, the first accused, into custody,” the TDP MP asked at a press conference here.
Fearing collapse of the Congress Government, the ruling Congress was not giving a free hand to the CBI to take action against the ministers in the then YSR cabinet who were behind the issuance of 26 controversial GOs, he opined.
Plea to State
He also urged the Kiran Kumar Reddy Government to take back all the lands alienated to companies which had made quid pro quo investments in the firms floated by Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy.
Former Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy who was allegedly responsible for irregularities in payment of compensation to farmers would not go unpunished, felt TDP district president D. Janardhan, also party nominee for the Ongole Assembly by-election.
On the Telangana issue, Mr. Rathod said, “the ball is in the court of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Delay on the part of the Centre and prolonged uncertainty is hurting development.”
It was unfortunate that both the Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti were trying to corner the TDP, “which is neither in a position to give Telangana or stop it. It is Ms Gandhi who has to make up her mind,” the Adilabad MP added.From HIndu