While YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy was busy magnetising support for his party's stand on Telangana, a special CBI court summoned the leader along with India Cements Ltd MD N Srinivasan in the disproportionate assets case.
The case is related to investments made as quid pro quo by firms in Jagan's privately held companies for alleged governmental favours granted when his father, the late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was state chief minister between 2004 and 2009.
Jagan, who was recently released on bail after spending nearly 16 months in jail, has been summoned to appear before the special CBI court on 1 November, reported Financial Express.
The court has taken cognisance of the sixth chargesheet filed by the CBI against Jagan and others on 10 September and ordered for issuance of summons of all the accused before the court on 1 November.
According to the chargesheet, India Cements made alleged quid pro quo investments of ₹140 crore in Jagan's companies and consequently received 'undue' benefits related to the allocation of lease of land and of water from the rivers Krishna and Kagna.
The CBI has filed 10 chargesheets against the YSR Congress leader, who is the prime accused in the case.
Jagan Reddy and Third Front
Barely hours after Jagan was released on Tuesday from Chanchalguda jail, he set up a series of meetings with party legislators and senior leaders in the YSR Congress at his Lotus Pond residence, where thousands thronged to greet the leader.
He met YSRC MP, MLAs and ex-MLAs to discuss the ground-level situation in their constituencies.
Eager to gain maximum momentum against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Jagan also met employees of the state secretariat from the Seemaandhra region.
He reportedly asked his MLAs to 'fully expose' the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party over Telangana issue.
He also hinted that YSRC might join a secular Third Front with like-minded parties, like the Communist Party of India (Marxist), before entering national politics for next year's Lok Sabha elections.
Citing the popularity he gained during his 'Odarpu Yatra', after his father's death, Jagan will take up a Samaikya Yatra (United AP tour) across Andhra Pradesh soon. However, the conditional bail restricts him from stepping out of the Hyderabad capital.