Jagan files pleas for further relaxation on bail conditions

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 22:39

Hyderabad: YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, facing corruption charges, Wednesday filed two pleas before a special court here seeking further relaxation on his bail conditions to allow him to visit other states and also without having to inform the CBI rpt CBI on his tour itinerary.

The applications seeking to leave Andhra Pradesh without having to inform the CBI and to proceed to other states, filed by Jagan`s counsel will come up for hearing tomorrow.

Jagan, who was arrested in May last year, got bail in the corruption case in late September this year, with the court asking the Kadapa MP not to leave the state capital without its permission.

However, the court on October 30 had allowed Jagan`s plea for relaxing the bail conditions to enable him to visit different parts of Andhra Pradesh and Delhi after informing it two days before leaving Hyderabad.

It is learnt that in the application submitted that being an MP and leader of a political party, the YSR Congress chief has to meet members of public (in view of the prevailing situation in the state in the wake of announcement to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh) and travel frequently.

In the petition seeking court`s permission to travel different states, Jagan further said as the president of a registered political party, he is required to carry out various activities not only in relation to the party and his constituency, but also in relation to the interests of the general public of Andhra Pradesh.

"It would be absolutely necessary and compelling for the petitioner to travel and visit various places and conduct political activities, including touring other states, in view of the current political crisis engulfing Andhra Pradesh and the upcoming elections in the year 2014," Jagan submitted.

The application also said that petitioner intends to meet leaders of different political parties and impress upon them as regards the stand adopted by the petitioner and his political party.

It further said that he intends to try to convince all the national political leaders on the stand adopted by him and his political party and bring a consensus against the division of the state (Andhra Pradesh) by unifying the entire state.

"The petitioner would be required to meet leaders spread all over India, and also the MPs of other states, including various leaders of the regional parties of other states in India, like West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as pursuant to the cabinet decision made on October 3 (this year), a bill is to be considered by the Legislative Assembly as well as the Houses of Parliament," Jagan submitted in the petition.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 22:39

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