Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had closeted with advocate general Dammalapati Srinivas and some senior Ministers to discuss about the Babli case in which he had to attend the Dharmabad Magistrate court in Maharastra on October 15.
As the court refused the petitions of the Chief Minister to exempt him from personal appearance and wanted him to be present in the court, Chandrababu Naidu is holding talks with the advocate general and other ministers on his next step.
Ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, K Kalavenkata Rao, P Narayana, Nakka Ananada Babu and N Amaranadha Reddy were present from the Cabinet in the meeting. Party MP and senior advocate from Supreme Court, Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar was also present at the meeting. Ravindra Kumar had been the legal advisor to the Telugu Desam Party, particularly Chandrababu Naidu for several years.
Sources say that Chandrababu Naidu was not interested in attending the court and decided not to attend.He had directed the advocate general and Ravindra Kumar to find legal options to get exemption from his personal appearance in the court. He is also said to have discussed the consequences, both legal and constitutional, in case he had to attend the court on October 15. He had reportedly raised the questions whether he is required to seek permission from the Governor to attend the court.