Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s arrest by CBI evoked strong reaction from BJP,which accused the UPA of using CBI “selectively”,even as Congress reacted cautiously,saying it does not comment on matters under investigation.
Coming in support of the embattled YSR Congress chief,BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said,”Here is the Union government using CBI to selectively choose individuals who are opposing Congress and I think it is a large ploy by Congress to settle scores with those who oppose them.”
Referring to the cases against eight cabinet ministers of Andhra Pradesh,Rudy wondered as to why no such action has been taken against them.
“There were charges against them… even Savita Reddy,the Home Minister,has been questioned by CBI. Even the Supreme Court has issued a notice to all the eight cabinet ministers on the charges of corruption. Why no action is being taken against them and why Jagan is being selectively targeted?” he asked.
“BJP would certainly like to have the answers from the Prime Minister,” Rudy said.
The Congress,however,reacted cautiously to the development,saying the party does not comment on matters under probe.
Party spokesperson Manish Tiwari was dismissive of the charge levelled by Y S R Congress that Jagan’s arrest was the result of a Congress-TDP conspiracy.
“If anybody has to make any averment,the appropriate place to do that is the court of law,” Tiwari said.
“It has been a convention that we (Congress) do not comment on matters which are under investigation or sub-judice,” he said.
Former TDP leader M V Mysoora Reddy,who recently joined the YSR Congress,termed the arrest as unfortunate,while TRS leader K T Rama Rao said many Congress ministers were involved in the ‘conspiracy” against Jagan.