YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who has completed just one year as CM, is heading for a big trouble.
The Amicus Curiae has submitted his report to the Supreme Court on September 16, 2020 recommending expediting trial in criminal, corruption and economic offence cases filed against sitting and former MLAs, MPs and stating that the cases must reach their logical conclusion within a timeframe. The report recommended that the trial cases against political leaders should be completed within a year.
The Central government too supported this report in the Supreme Court on September 16.
Appearing for the central government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta backed the recommendations and said “whatever directions may come from the Supreme Court, the Union of India will welcome them”.
A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Surya Kant, and Hrishikesh Roy said is expected to pass orders on the recommendations given by Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Vijay Hansaria today or tomorrow.
If Supreme Court approves these recommendations, YS Jagan will land in big trouble.
Because Jagan is facing 38 criminal, corruption, economic offence cases of serious nature.
Jagan already spent 16 months in Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad in these cases in 2012-13.
The cases against Jagan are pending since 2012.
With no timeframe to complete the trail in these cases and repeated adjournment of cases in CBI, ED and High Courts, Jagan could secure bail, avoid jail term, contest elections and become CM.
If Supreme Court approves fast track trial, Jagan has to face all these 38 cases within a year and judgement will be delivered.
If that happens, YSRCP leaders and cadre are tensed and worried that Jagan would definitely land in jail as all the cases registered against him by CBI, ED etc are of serious in nature with all the proofs and there is no way Jagan can escape jail.
The Amicus Curiae also recommended that politicians convicted in criminal, economic offences should be barred for life from contesting elections.
If this is approved, Jagan cannot contest elections in his life time even if he serves jail term and comes out after few years.
By all means, bad days are ahead for Jagan if Supreme Court passes orders today on Amicus Curiae report.
Opposition leaders foresee Jagan meeting the fate of then Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav and Tamil Nadu CM Jayalitha, who had to resign to their CM posts and land in jail in corruption cases.