By demanding the ouster of the ministers facing charges in the Jagan assets case, TDP felt it could nail both Jagan and the Congress. But on the other hand, YSRCP legislators succeeded in using the same issue to project Jagan as innocent. They questioned how Jagan who played no part in the administration could be kept in a jail, while the ministers who issued GOs were left alone.
Responding to the demand of the TDP, the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said the ministers were innocent. He argued that they had not violated any law. YSR Congress argued how then Jagan could have violated any law. If the ministers acted within the limits of law by issuing those controversial GOs, how could Jagan be blamed of violating any law, they questioned. This unexpected contention shocked the TDP leaders. Leaders started doubting if they were inadvertently supporting Jagan.
Minister Kanna Lakshmi Narayana has even questioned if the TDP colluded with the YSR Congress as both the parties were voicing the same demand. This threw TDP off balance. They had no answer for the minister’s question.
Thinking deeply about the issue, TDP leaders are now reportedly thinking that stretching the tainted ministers issue too far, would only help Jagan. Instead of harping on the issue, the TDP leaders now reportedly decided to enlighten the people that it was due to their efforts that ministers Sabita Indra Reddy and Dharmana Prasada Rao were made to resign. They also wish to tell the people that the Chief Minister was trying to shield ministers who helped Jagan amass wealth and create an impression that it was the Congress and the YSR Congress that were in collusion.