TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, an arch-rival of Jagan and his party, accused the YSR Congress president of match-fixing with the ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh. Soon after CBI court's verdict of granting bail to Jagan, Naidu on Monday said, "The way bail was granted to him and the manner in which the charge sheet against him was diluted only show that there is a clear understanding between YSR Congress and Congress."
Continuing his statement, Naidu added, "This only shows that Congress is trying to influence parties in Andhra Pradesh. On one hand they are delaying a decision on the future of Andhra Pradesh for the past four years, and on the other they are trying to influence parties."
Naidu's statement was a direct attack on Congress which recently nodded to the demand of forming of separate Telangana dividing Andhra Pradesh. Earlier it was reported that it was TDP that feared his release the most and had done its best to foil Jagan's plan of getting bail.
It is believed that Jagan's party will emerge as the winner in the upcoming assembly election in the state. Hence, ruling Congress has been trying to make ally with YSR Congress, said reports.
There is a clear understanding between YSR Congress and Congress
Currently, YSR Congress is maintaining that it will have no truck with Congress. However, experts believe that political compulsions and multiple CBI cases pending against Jagan may compel the party to come to terms with Congress.
Jagan, a Lok Sabha MP from Kadapa, is the son of late Andhra Pradesh chief minister YSR Rajasekhara Reddy and had a major fallout with the Congress top leadership over the question of succession after his father's tragic death four years ago.
YSR Congress chief, who was arrested on May 27, 2012 in connection with disproportionate asset case, was granted bail by a CBI court on Monday, Sept 23.
The CBI court, while granting bail to Jagan, asserted that Jagan can not leave Hyderabad, would respond to court summons and pay a surety of Rs 2 lakh.
The disproportionate case relates to alleged investments made by private firms and individual investors in Jagan's companies as a quid pro quo for government favours when his father, late YS Rajasekhara Reddy was Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister.