DA case: Jagan claims being made a scapegoat

YSR Cong chief and MP YS Jagan Reddy was among 13 people who were booked by CBI in an alleged illegal assets case.

Last Updated: Apr 02, 2012, 00:47 AM IST

Hyderabad: YSR Congress chief and MP YS
Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is among 13 people booked by CBI in an
alleged disproportionate assets case, on Sunday said the action
smacked of "dirty politics" and claimed he is being made a
scapegoat.

A day after CBI filed the chargesheet against him and 12
others, Reddy, the Lok Sabha MP from Kadapa, regretted that
attempts are being made to malign his father and late Andhra
Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy who was killed in
a helicopter crash.

In its chargesheet, CBI accused Jagan Reddy of getting
investments of several crores from firms into his own business
as part of quid-pro-quo when his father was the chief
minister.

"Today, I am being made a scapegoat just because my
father is no longer alive...You are actually trying to malign
someone who is no longer alive...This is dirty politics,"
Reddy told TV channels in his first reaction to the
chargesheet.

PTI