YSRCP chief, Jagan Mohan Reddy, spoke to a reputed channel where he said, “I was an honorable man until my father was alive, my father was also an honorable man until he was alive as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh,” when asked about the dozens of pending cases of corruption filed against him over the past decade.
He claimed that the cases were filed against him because he broke up with the Congress after his father’s death in 2009 and moved further to find his own party. He said the cases, filed at the time of the UPA government at the Centre, were politically motivated with petitioners being Congress and TDP politicians.
The interview was held during the course of a padayatra to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh. He said Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, an NDA ally, has failed to deliver many things to the state.
“We have a CM who is blatantly involved in corruption in Andhra. Nothing is spared by him – from sand to mud to liquor to power and coal. His only exemption is that the central government link he has”, Jagan said.