TDP senior leader and former minister Nakka Ananda Babu on Wednesday alleged that additional advocate general Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy was speaking like an agent of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.
He took strong objections to Sudhakar Reddy opposing the bail granted to TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu by the high court in the skill development scam. He said all accused in the skill development scam are on bail and wanted to know whether the additional advocate general is aware of it or not.
He sought to advise Sudhakar Reddy to speak as an additional advocate general and not as an agent of chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. He alleged that the additional advocate general was making political statements. His comments against the bail petition were highly objectionable, the TDP leader said.
He said that the ruling YSR Congress leaders were unable to digest the high court granting bail to Chandrababu Naidu in the case. He further said that Chandrababu Naidu’s name was included in the case after 22 months of filing the FIR.
He said that the high court observed that the case has no evidence to prove charges against Chandrababu Naidu. The supreme court too would say the same, the TDP leader asserted. He alleged that the government was wasting the public money by paying it to the advocates in high court and supreme court.
He also blamed the additional advocate general and the APCID for holding press conferences in Hyderabad and Delhi. He wanted to know what provision in the law gave them the power to hold press conferences against the Leader of Opposition.
He blamed state government advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy for making baseless charges against the TDP leaders in the skill development scam and the fibernet scam. He said that a thief is calling others thieves.
The TDP leader also alleged that the government was resorting to data theft using the volunteers’ network in the state. The volunteers have all the data about the people, every family in the state, he said.