Seems like Andhra Pradesh politics are taking new and interesting turns with every passing day. While a few of the political analysts speculated the arrest of YS Jagan anytime soon, the secretariat corridors are rife with rumours that Opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu is in a new fix. In a shocking development, the Anti Corruption Bureau Special Court agreed to hear YSRCP leader Lakshmi Parvathi’s disproportionate assets petition filed 14 years ago against TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Former Chief Minister and legendary actor Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao’s widowed wife Lakshmi Parvati in 2005 filed the case alleging Chandrababu of earning more than his income through illegal sources. Postponing the next hearing to 25th of this month, the ACB Special Court Judge Sambasiva Rao Naidu stated that the court would take up the proceedings pertaining to the period limit.
However, Chandrababu had brought the stay notices in the previous disproportionate asserts cases against him but the government seems to have cleverly utilised Supreme Court’s issue that the stay should not exceed six months. This has come as a setback to the Telugu Desam cadre which is already suffocating with a series of resignations from senior leaders. The buzz has gained traction, amidst the speculations that the ruling party zeroed in on the Yellow cadre baiting or levelling some serious cases against the TDP leaders. While there were a number of such allegations against Chandrababu, ACB accepting petition right during the chaos took significance as there was no serious investigation going on in this line so far. Amidst the rumours that Jagan will be soon jailed for the second time, is this a deliberate move from the ruling party’s end to nullify the effect of the gossip over the Chief Minister?