AP Minister receives threatening calls

It was on a letter written by Shanker Rao in October last seeking a probe by the CBI that the High Court issued notices to the investors and the Centre on Jagan's "ill-gotten wealth" by admitting the letter as a writ petition yesterday.

"I have been receiving threatening calls since last night. I will take up the issue with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and AICC president Sonia Gandhi. My crusade against corruption will continue despite such threats," Shanker Rao said.

Addressing a press conference in the state secretariat today, the Minister demanded the government seize all documents of the companies that had invested in Jagan's group companies.

The Late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's "henchmen" and Jagan's friends received undue benefits by using the former's name when he was at the helm of affairs, Shanker Rao said.
The Minister, who was among the prime Jagan-baiters in the Congress camp after YSR's death, maintained he had a "soft corner" for the former MP.

"As a human being, I have soft corner for Jagan. As a responsible citizen, I have respect for law," he said, when asked if he would pursue the court case against Jagan, who quit Congress in November last.

Shanker Rao said law would take its own course since the issue was now in the court. "Court is different, humanity is different. I pray to all Gods that they bestow good discretion on Jagan as he is like my son," he added.

Asked if YSR too had a role in helping his son amass wealth, Shanker Rao said now that an inquiry has been ordered, everything would come out.

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