It may be mentioned here that Sabita Indra Reddy had submitted her resignation to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy after her name was included in the list of the accused in the charge-sheet filed by the CBI in the court in YSR Congress party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s Illgotten Assets Case. As she was away from her official duties since April 8, filed were piling up in her Home department ever since. However, she relented and resumed duties at the instance of the Chief Minister.
Apart from Opposition parties demanding her resignation for her role in Jagan’s illegal assets case, a section of ruling party leaders also strongly felt that the Home Minister should resign from the Cabinet. While there were rumors that the portfolio of Sabita Indra Reddy may be changed, the Chief Minister opposed the idea. The party high command also came to a decision to allow Sabita Indra Reddy to continue in the cabinet. It is learnt that the Congress High Command had decided to take suitable action against the tainted ministers after the CBI filed all charge-sheets in the Jagan’s case.
In the Jagan’s case, the CBI named Roads & Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao as an accused in the VANPIC case. While three ministers in Kiran Kumar Reddy Cabinet were impleaded in the Jagan’s case, Mopidevi Venkatarama had resigned and his papers were accepted by the Governor, the Chief Minister declined to accept resignation of Dharmana Prasada Rao. He also reportedly decided not to accept the resignation of Sabita Indra Reddy.