CBI probe demanded against YSR cabinet ministers

A former Andhra Pradesh Minister and two sitting legislators from the Jagan Reddy camp on Friday met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and sought a CBI probe against members of the erstwhile YSR Reddy cabinet.

Hyderabad: A former Andhra Pradesh Minister
and two sitting legislators from the Jagan Reddy camp on Friday
met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and sought
a CBI probe against members of the erstwhile YS Rajasekhara
Reddy cabinet.
Former Mines Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, MLA B
Sobha Nagireddy and MLC Jupudi Prabhakar met the Chief
Minister at his camp office in the backdrop of CBI
investigations into the amassing of wealth and charges of
corruption against Jagan and the raids being conducted by the
agency on the MP`s residences as well as businesses.

Balineni, who is a Congress MLA, handed over a letter to
the Chief Minister seeking a CBI probe against the ministers
of the erstwhile YSR cabinet.

"Since the decisions taken by the then YSR government are
being questioned now, it is essential to probe the role of
ministers of that government as the Cabinet is collectively
responsible," Balineni pointed out.
As the then Mines Minister under YSR, Balineni said he
was ready to face the CBI investigation.

Jagan, who is accused of money laundering and securing
heavy investments into his business ventures as a quid pro quo
when his father was the state chief minister, has himself
sought to push the blame on the then ministers saying it was
"collective responsibility" of then cabinet in allotting land
and doling out other favours to certain companies and
individuals.

"The law will take its own course," has been the common
refrain of some of the key ministers of the erstwhile YSR
Cabinet, who are part of the current Kiran Kumar Reddy
government as well.

"Our leader YSR himself used to say the law will take its
own course. We are ready to face the CBI inquiry, if
required," state Finance Minister Aanam Ramanarayana Reddy
had said.

PTI

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