Cong, TDP indulged in "match-fixing" to target me: Jagan

Former Congress MP, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the decision of the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh to appoint a House Committee to probe the alleged irregularities in land allotments was an attempt to corner him.

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2011, 15:42 PM IST

Hyderabad: Former Congress MP, Y S Jagan
Mohan Reddy on Thursday said that the decision of the Congress
government in Andhra Pradesh to appoint a House Committee to
probe the alleged irregularities in land allotments was an
attempt to corner him.

TDP had stalled the Assembly proceedings for several days
seeking Joint Legislature Committee to probe land allotments
since 2004.

The ruling Congress and opposition Telugu Desam had
indulged in "match-fixing" to take on him, he claimed in an
open letter.

"I know. This is a deep-rooted conspiracy. All this is
happening with directions from Delhi," he claimed.

"There was no discussion on public issues in the
Assembly. But all parties have come together to take on me.

"TDP has stalled the house demanding that the House
Committee be appointed without debate. Government added fuel
to the fire by favouring debate. But Chandrababu Naidu reminds
that the government has agreed to appoint a JLC. Then Chief
Minister accepts that he does not have objection to House
Committee. If this is not match-fixing, what else it is?" he
asked.

The government got Income Tax notices issued to him
(on investments in the media organisations run by him) and
made one of its ministers file a petition in the High Court
only to corner him, he alleged.

"If there is truth in their allegations, truth would come
out somewhere. But, why the House Committee now. Because, they
want to spread misinformation and harass me," he said.

Asserting that there were no irregularities in the
investments made in the companies run by him, Jagan said he
would face the attacks but could not lose his self-respect.

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