Hyderabad: The Finance Minister, Mr Anam Ramanarayana Reddy, on Thursday suggested to the YSR Congress party chief and Kadapa MP, Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, to withdraw his petition filed in the Supreme Court for stay of the ongoing CBI inquiry into his assets case and cooperate with the investigating officials, if he had not committed irregularities and mistakes.
Speaking to the media in his chamber in the Secretariat, Mr Reddy said that on one side Mr Jagan was demanding that the CBI probe should be transparent without any partiality and he approached the Supreme Court for stay of the investigation on the other. Making it clear that the CBI probe was not ordered by either the Centre or the State government, he pointed out that the High Court had directed the CBI to conduct thorough investigation after studying preliminary investigation report on the assets of Mr Jagan and EMAAR.
Stating that the CBI would carry out investigation as ordered by the High Court, the minister asked Mr Jagan to cooperate with the premier investigating agency. He alleged that the Kadapa MP was unnecessarily trying to drag the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi and the Central government into the picture. On the statement made by Mr Jagan that he had earned the properties with his business ventures, he said that Mr Jagan should reveal his “business formula” which multiplied his properties and assets in a short time.
Welcoming the CBI probe into the assets of Mr Jagan, who was son of late YSR, the Finance Minister made it clear that the Centre and State government would take action against Mr Jagan if he was found guilty in the investigation. There was nothing wrong in Mr Jagan in demanding CBI investigation against all ministers of late YSR cabinet. “We are ready for CBI probe,” he maintained.
The role of former ministers, Mr Balineni Srinivas Reddy and Mr Konathala Ramakrishna behind the wealth of Jagan should be found.