Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Minister for Excise and Prohibition Mopidevi Venkata Ramana was arrested by the CBI for doling out undue favours to Jagan during (late) YS Rajasekhara Reddy's regime as CM. He was the Minister for Infrastructure, Investment and Ports then.
Laxmaiah, on the other hand was the Irrigation Minister during the YSR regime and is one of the six ministers who were issued notices by the Supreme Court earlier this year. He has been asked to appear before the CBI on Jun 7. He is the fourth minister to be questioned in Jaganmohan Reddy's disproportionate assets case.