Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has said "there is no quid pro quo" in the decisions taken by Cabinet headed by the then Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, prompting YSR Congress to demand that the graft charges against its chief Jaganmohan Reddy be quashed.The Chief Minister was seeking to defend some of his cabinet colleagues, who were also ministers under YSR and are now facing CBI probe in the Jagan's disproportionate assests case as well as other related cases like illegal mining of iron ore by former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy’s company.
"The ministers had merely implemented the Cabinet decisions and accordingly the 26 GOs were issued. There is no quid pro quo in issuing the GOs and no benefits accrued to anyone," Kiran told reporters last evening.
YSR Congress was quick to latch on to the chief minister's comments to defend its chief Jagan, son of late YSR.
"If there was no quid pro quo, where was the need for a case against Jagan? It only makes clear that the case is part of a conspiracy against Jagan.
"People have realised this conspiracy and that you (Congress) are party to it," YSRC spokesman and MLC Jupudi Prabhakar Rao said.
"In such case the state government should tell the Supreme Court – which issued notices to six ministers – that there was no quid pro quo in the deals," Jupudi demanded.