New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Commenting on the arrest of YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy by the CBI, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that this was just a ploy of the ruling Congress Party to settle scores with leaders who oppose them.
Jagan Mohan Reddy has been arrested and it is the right time to recall who is Jagan Mohan Reddy. He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, who died in a plane crash. It is a fact that he had started opposing the Congress party for very valid reasons, and he has been arrested by the CBI. The question arises that all those who speak against the Congress party, be it at the national level or the state level, they are arrested, Rudy told media here.
He demanded an answer from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as to why a vindictive attitude is adopted against those individuals who choose to oppose the Congress party.
The BJP would certainly like to have the answer from the Prime Minister. While the state is burning, the issue of Telangana has aroused the sentiments of the people, there is a complete anarchy in the state. Here is the union government using the Central Bureau of Investigation to selectively choose individuals who are opposing the Congress party and I think it's a large ploy by the Congress party to settle scores with those who oppose them, he said.
Meanwhile, Jagan appeared before a CBI here, a day after he was arrested in connection with the alleged disproportionate assets case.
The arrest came after three days of interrogation at Hyderabad's Dilkusha Guest House, where Reddy is currently being held.
Before the arrest, Jagan said it was a conspiracy by the ruling Congress and the main Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to create a law and order situation to postpone the June by-elections.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court and a CBI Court have struck down his petition seeking exemption from personal appearance before the investigating agency.
Jagan's anticipatory bail petition was also kept aside by the CBI Court. The court had asked the CBI to file a fresh counter affidavit against him.
Jagan is accused of conspiring with his father to dole out favours to companies that invested in his businesses in a quid pro quo arrangement. (ANI)