The YSR Congress intends to leverage Jagan’s arrest in its favour and garner votes following the much publicised arrest. Vijayamma, Jagan’s wife Bharathi and other close family members were seen protesting following the arrest and had claimed that the Congress and the TDP were scheming Jagan’s downfall and was misusing the CBI. She had stated that this was done so that Jagan would not campaign for the bypolls on June 12.
Vijayamma is expected to kickstart her campaign from Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. Speaking to a popular news channel, she said, “Jagan has been campaigning extensively and because the Congress fears of being routed in the bypolls, so they have put my son in prison. I will seek the people's mandate. People of Andhra Pradesh have seen how my family has been treated after my husband's death. I have faith in their decision.”
She further stated, "I had earlier written to Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister and now to the Chief Election Commissioner. I have knocked on all doors for justice for my family and now I am putting this matter before the people's court."
After the grueling session by the CBI over the illegal assets, Jagan was questioned by a team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials from Delhi on Tuesday. The ED officials have approached the Hyderabad court seeking permission to question Jagan.
The CBI not satisfied with Jagan’s statements following the CBI questioning sought extra time that was granted by the CBI court who remanded him for two weeks in judicial custody. Questions on his financial dealings and investments abroad are likely to be probed.