Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy criticised YSRCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) supremo YS Jaganmohan Reddy, demanding that he should resign from his post as Party leader and Opposition leader in lieu of his involvement in corruption cases.

Speaking to the media at the Secretariat, he stated that there is no party leader in the country who has been accused of 12 cases. He alleged that this would influence the criminals and gangsters to take part in politics. He accused that YS Jagan is setting a bad example for the youth and as a moral responsibility should resign from his two positions.

YS Jagan Reddy sought temporary exemption from appearing during the hearing of the corruption case against him as he wished to undertake a padayatra for six months to discharge his duties as the president of a political party and a public representative.

The special CBI court rejected his plea in view of the dismissal of the plea of the petitioner by the High Court earlier and stated that the trial court cannot entertain the application. The case against YS Jagan is related to investments, made by various companies in his firms, allegedly as a quid quo pro for various government favours obtained by them when his late father, YS Rajasekhara Reddy, was chief minister between 2004 and 2009.