The ‘anti-judiciary remarks on Supreme Court judges by YSRCP leader’ issue has now left Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan and his party in a fix. Hours after High Court on Monday handed over the case to CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), a petition was filed urging the Supreme Court to issue a show-cause notice against the CM.
Urging the court to issue a show-cause notice regarding why the government turned a blind eye toward the press meets that defamed HC judges, a lawyer named Sunil Kumar Singh, filed a plea in Supreme Court on Monday. The petition also stated that the Chief Minister clearly violated the Articles 121 and 211 of the Constitution despite the CM promising to respect the Constitution and the judiciary while he took the oath.
It all started with Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram, Deputy Chief Minister Narayana Swamy, MPs V Vijayasai Reddy and Nandigam Suresh amounting attack on the judiciary in a series of press meets. It all started with the impatient YRSCP key leaders making derogatory remarks on the judicial system followed by a series of setbacks at the High Court.
Including speaker Thammineni, the number of YSRCP leaders were seen openly criticising the HC after their request for a CBI probe into the ‘Amaravati scam’ was rejected by the High Court. In the wake of which, the petition filed in Supreme Court drew state political circles’ attention.