The YSR Congress had strongly opposed the bail move for former union minister and senior Congress Leader P Chidambaram, who is serving jail in the INX media cases. The YSR Congress linked Chidambaram’s bail issue to that of Jaganmohan Reddy and argued that the Congress leader should not be given the bail.
The issue came for discussion in the all-party meeting held in the national capital a day before the Parliament session. Senior Congress leader and the party floor leader in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, raised the issue and the government grant special permission to Chidambaram to attend the winter session of Parliament. The YSR Congress opposed the request and said that the rule is same for anyone.
The YSR Congress is angry with Chidambaram, who was the Union Home Minister, when the CBI and the ED filed cases against Jaganmohan Reddy in disproportionate assets case and sent him to the jail for 16 months. The Congress did not accept the plea of the YSR Congress to allow Jaganmohan Reddy to attend the Parliament session. The Congress rejected the request and did not allow to attend the Parliament session.
Chidambaram, as Home Minister, ruled out the possibility of giving any relaxation to the Parliament Members for bail under any circumstances. “The law is same for everyone and there is no provision in the law to give exemption to anyone just because he or she is a member of Parliament,” was what Chidambaram said while rejecting the bail plea for Jaganmohan Reddy. Thus he sealed the YSR Congress chief’s fate in the jail for 16 months and that is what the YSR Congress leaders are speaking now.
Party MPs Vijayasai Reddy and P V Midhun Reddy opposed the request openly at the all-party meeting and outside, which had come handy for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to reject the Congress request. Chidambaram, will have to be in the jail, as other MPs are busy attending the Parliament session.