YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy may have secured a huge majority in AP Assembly polls in May 2019 and became CM.
But the fact remains that Jagan is A 1 (Accused No.1) in several cases filed in CBI, ED and PMLA special courts. Jagan already spent 16 months in Chanchaguda jail in Hyderabad in these cases and is currently out on bail.
Jagan's fate is dependent on bail. If bail is cancelled any time, he will automatically land in Chanchalguda jail and has to resign to CM post.
All these days, Jagan could escape the trial in these cases because the special courts and Telangana High Court were delaying the hearing of cases.
But now the Supreme Court has directed all the High Courts and special courts across India to speed up pending cases against sitting and former MLAs, MPs by conducting trial on a day to day basis.
Following this, the Telangana High Court has directed special courts in Hyderabad where Jagan cases are pending to clear within 9 months by conducting trial on a day to day basis.
With this, the hearing of cases of Jagan in special CBI, ED courts in Hyderabad commenced today, October 9, 2020, Friday.
The Telangana High Court chief justice will also hear pending cases on Jagan in the High Court every Saturday.
Going by the developments, YSRCP leaders are tensed that Jagan will land in jail again in the next nine months, the deadline set by High Court for special courts to finish trial of Jagan cases, similar to how Tamil Nadu CM late Jayalalitha and her close aide Shashikala faced jail in disproportionate assets cases.
This is because, the CBI, ED have submitted solid proofs against Jagan on quid pro quo cases stating how Jagan misused his father, late CM YSR's power to amass thousands of crores of wealth between 2004 and 2009.