Hyderabad: Taking exception to YS Jaganmohan
Reddy`s charge that the Congress high command has began a witch-hunt against him, a senior Andhra Pradesh minister Thursday said the party had nothing do with the CBI investigation
against the Kadapa MP over alleged corruption cases.
Talking about Jagan`s allegations of witch-hunt in
letters reportedly given by him to various opposition leaders
in Delhi, state Health Minister D L Ravindra Reddy said the
YSR Congress president should remember that the probe against
him has been ordered by a court.
"Congress MLA P Shankar Rao (now a minister) might have
written to the court but the High Court has ordered the CBI
probe after examining the issue. What has Congress to do with
this? Jagan had first said he would welcome the probe but
knocked the doors of Supreme Court twice subsequently (for
relief)," he said, addressing a press conference.
Referring to various points raised by Jagan, Ravindra Reddy asked why should the Kadapa MP be worrying about the investigation, if there was no fault on his part.
The minister said he was willing to provide the CBI any
information in his possession in its ongoing probe into cases
related to Jagan.
He further alleged that former Karnataka minister Gali
Janardhan Reddy indulged in various irregularities over his
To a query about decisions taken during late Y S
Rajasekhara Reddy`s regime, he said the Cabinet does have
collective responsibility and ministers have expressed
readiness to face probe.
Ravindra Reddy said he did not agree with the theory that
late Rajasekhara Reddy single-handedly brought Congress to
power in 2004 elections.