Ongole MLA and YSR Congress Party senior leader Balineni Srinivasa Reddy on Saturday said that ministers who had passed the controversial GOs were walking scot free outside while the YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who is no way related to the case has been under arrest.
Addressing a press conference at YSRP party office, he said that the entire cuncil of ministers should bear responsibility for the 26 GOs that were passed during the YSR regime.
He also said, "Yellow media was propagating false reports about the Bayyaram Mines issue. Why are you lying that YS Jagan is connected to the OMC owner Gali Janardhan Reddy? The lease of Gali's company was cancelled when I was the minister. Would have I cancelled the lease if it was belonged to Jagan or at the behest of Jagan? Also, it was me who cancelled the allotment of Bayyaram mines. Would I cancel if the mines belonged to Brother Anil?" he asked. . Referring to Jagan's unlawful arrest and CBI conspiracy, he said: "In the entire case Eenadu and Andhra Jyothi are the ragam, CBI is talam and ED is Pallavi."
The investigating agency has colluded with the yellow media. "Eenadu is publishing all that TDP wants to allege against Jagan," he said.
"TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has a secret deal with union minister Chidambaram to keep Jagan in jail. When India Today released the results of its survey which was in favour of YSRCP, why didn't the Eenadu and Andhrajyothi papers carry it? But why did they publish the Times Now survey?" he asked.
The YSRCP MLA threw an open challenge saying he was willing to get a survey done by an independent agency by bearing half the expenses, if Eenadu, Andhra Jyothi, TDP and Congress are willing. He also said he was ready to accept defeat if the survey finds that TDP and Congress would each get four Lok Sabha seats. "If the results show otherwise, how would you react?" he asked.