Hyderabad: YSR Congress chief Mr. Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s advocate has argued in the High Court that the Textiles minister Mr. Shankar Rao has included the name of his client (Jagan) in his letters to the High Court only after he was inducted into the State cabinet.
Arguing the case on Wednesday, he said that the first two letters of Mr. Shankar Rao to the High Court did not mention the name of Mr. Jagan. It was only after he was offered minister’s post that he has included Jagan’s name later, he has maintained.
Arguments in the case of Mr. Jagan’s properties have continued on Wednesday also. Mr. Jagan’s lawyer has contended that Mr. Shankar Rao has first written two letters to the court when he was an MLA and later bargained with the Congress High Command for a minister’s post. When he was made a minister, he has included Mr. Jagan’s name, the lawyer told the court. He said it was intentional.
The lawyer has said that there was not a shred of evidence to prove that Mr. Jagan’s properties were ill-gotten. He has alleged that his client’s name was included intentionally for political reasons. He has questioned why the then Chief Minister late Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy alone was being blamed for all the decisions taken during his days.
After the morning’s arguments, the case was posted for further hearing in the evening, after the lunch break.