YS Jagan reverses Naidu's decision about CBI
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh decided to allow the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to go ahead with its investigation and exercise its authority in the state. YSRCP general secretary and the Rajya Sabha member Vijay Sai Reddy tweeted for the confirmation of the move on Monday.
YSR Congress leaders are afraid of the fact that granting of this permission to CBI would mean a lot of trouble in the state and their cabinet colleagues. Vijay Sai tweeted that “By taking this decision, Jagan made it clear to everyone that thieves would not be spared at any cost.”
The latest decision taken by Jagan Mohan Reddy is a reversal of an order which was earlier given by his predecessor and Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu in last November. To this Sai Reddy tweeted that “Naidu had big agitation to ensure nobody should question his authority and allow him to do whatever he wanted.”
It would be important to mention that Naidu Government issued an order on August 3, 2018, not allowing CBI to directly enter into the state. Interestingly, West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee also issued a similar order, just a day after Naidu’s decision of banning CBI.
It is said that Naidu took the decision of banning CBI so as to prevent it from probing corruption allegations against him and to those in the government. After withdrawing Naidu’s decision it means that CBI can now effectively enter into the state of Andhra Pradesh without obtaining permission from the state government.