black money: Jagan’s bid to target Naidu boomerangs
YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday sought to target chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu over corruption issue during a discussion on black money in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, but was cornered when the ruling TDP launched a swift counter-attack on him. Playing the role of the Leader of Opposition for the first time on Tuesday, Jagan tried to attack Naidu on the issue of corruption, but his gamble appeared to have failed when the ruling party raised his own record in the matter.
‘Is there any other member in the House who spent 16 months in jail? Is there any other member whose properties worth Rs 1,100 crore were attached (by Enforcement Directorate)? Is there any other member against whom charges of amassing Rs one lakh crore are levelled? Is there any other member against whom the CBI filed charge-sheets alleging corruption to the tune of Rs 43,000 crore,’ Legislative Affairs minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu questioned, amidst thumping of desks by the TDP legislators. Left speechless, Jagan had no answers to these questions as it was a direct attack on him by the TDP. All this happened during a discussion on a resolution on black money moved by jagan in the House.