Own up 26 GOs, YSRC tells State: Aug 13, 2012

Hyderabad, August 13: YSRCP has demanded the State Government to endorse the stand taken by Revenue Minster DharmanaPrasada Rao on the contentious 26 GOs issue by owning them up and declaring that they were given for development purpose and there was no case of quid pro quo.

“It was Dharmana who had earlier made three things very clear. First the 26 GOs were issued keeping in view the development of the State, second there was no quid pro quo and third the issuance is a collective responsibility and was not done in individual capacity. In wake of the fourth charge-sheet filed by CBI it is better if the State endorses his views,” party spokesperson, JupudiPrabhakar told reporters here on Monday.
Dharmana, who was named as A-5 in the fourth charge-sheet, and many more may face such a situation as the Congress target then was only to jail YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. The State failed to defend itself in the High Court and when a private person challenged the proceedings of the GOs, Supreme Court served notices on concerned ministers and bureaucrats.

“The silence of the State has boomeranged as it was shortsighted and was only aimed at targeting YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. With SC serving notices, the scarred State announced that it will provide legal aid to ministers which in itself is an acknowledgement of the three factors mentioned by DharmanaPrasada Rao earlier,” he said.

The Revenue Minister, senior bureaucrats and industrialists were named as accused in the fourth charge-sheet which dealt mainly with VANPIC.

Congress which has been playing into the hands of TDP President, N Chandrababu Naidu right from P Dr P Shankar Ro’s letter to three TDP leaders filing writ petition, should at least now tell that the GOs were issued in public interest and it is a collective responsibility. This becomes necessary as many more ministers are likely to be named in the charge-sheet.

The CBI investigation so far could hardly prove anything. Though the Congress-TDP short-term goal of arresting YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was fulfilled the two parties were bluntly rejected in the people’s court as was evident from the by-elections, he said.

The matter would not have come this far had the State Government responded to the High Court notices on the GOs earlier. Congress, TDP and CBI tried to manipulate the case that went round YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, his assets and investments but never got into the roots. With the intervention of Supreme Court, things went topsy-turvy and the State and Congress are in a fix, he said.

Only Congress can undo the damage it has caused by being silent when the case was in High Court, he said.


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