Return of Jagan scares his adversaries

Hyderabad, Sept 25, 2013: Asserting that the return of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to
public life has electrified the political atmosphere in the State, YSR Congress
has said his adversaries are in a jittery and have been spreading canards as
they are scared of his popularity, following and the imminent result.  

“Though opposition parties have been spreading rumours, the fact remains
that the bail was given by court purely on merits and after CBI completed its
investigation with the directive of the Supreme Court,” party senior leaders DA
Somayajulu and Konathala Ramakrishna told reporters here on Wednesday.

During the earlier five times YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has moved the courts
for bail, CBI always contended that the investigation was not complete. Once
the final charge sheet was filed YS Jagan Mohan Reddy automatically became
eligible for bail and the comments of TDP, BJP and Lok Satta leaders emerge out
of raw frustration and sheer disappointment.

TDP leaders’ allegation that YS Vijayamma has thanked Congress President
Sonia Gandhi immediately after the bail was given has no credence at all and
the leaders should name the source of the information.

The leaders also alleged the case has weakened after the former Joint
Director V Lakshminarayana was shifted carries no ground as it was the same
officer who contended that the investigation was not complete and the bail
cannot be given to the accused while the process is on.

“The only ground on which CBI appealed to the Court to deny bail to
Jagan was that the investigation was in progress. Once it was complete he was
given bail. TDP’s false propaganda springs out of helplessness as they are
showing lame excuses to cover up a genuine legal issue,” they said.

BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman passing uncharitable remarks on the
bail goes against the statements her own Party senior leaders Sushma Swaraj and
Arun Jaitely who told the Parliament that the case against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
is politically motivated and it is a witch-hunt.

BJP has brought out a charge sheet on N Chandrababu Naidu leveling 100
allegations in 1998 and boasted that they will take action against him after
coming to power but when they fell short of seats to form the government at the
Centre they took the support of TDP rubbishing their own allegations.

Lok Satta leader Jai Prakash Narayan seems to be parroting some one’s
views and his harsh language does not suit the position and stature he is
holding. Comparing economic offences with that of Nirbhaya case is a mismatch
and his over-enthusiasm in cases of corruption has been very selective.

The same person went on record defending the owner of a media group when
a case was booked against one of his firms for collecting deposits in violation
of RBI guidelines stating that no depositor has complained and the Chit Fund
Company did not default any payment.

“Even in Jagan’s case no investor has complained. There are serious
allegations against N Chandrababu Naidu in IMG Bharatha and other cases and
amount of fraud involved is much higher than what is being quoted in Jagan’s
case. The learned Jai Prakash Narayana has never opened his mouth against
Naidu. If his crusade against corruption is genuine he should demand a probe
into the corruption charges against TDP leader as well and he cannot be
selective,” they said.

He should not be targeting individuals in the name of being a crusader
of corruption. It is the corruption that he should be targeting, failing which
his words seem to be tutored by someone else and he too has ended up being a
pawn in the conspiracy, they said.

The special court is a designated fast track court and we hope that the
case will be expedited and our leader will come out with a clean chit. The
Party Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will be meeting later in the day to
chalk out the future course of action, they added.


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