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Jagan Mohan Reddy: the Chief Minister facing criminal charges

Eleven CBI charge sheets and six further ED cases are still pending against Jagan

Jagan Mohan Reddy: the Chief Minister facing criminal charges

Eleven CBI charge sheets and six further ED cases are still pending against Jagan

Jagan Mohan Reddy: the Chief Minister facing criminal charges

Eleven CBI charge sheets and six further ED cases are still pending against Jagan

Jagan Mohan Reddy: the Chief Minister facing criminal charges

Eleven CBI charge sheets and six further ED cases are still pending against Jagan

In 2019, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy – the leader of the YSR Congress Party – was elected Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Many thought it impossible until it happened. Jagan Mohan Reddy had spent 16 months in jail from 2012 to 2013 after being found guilty in a disproportionate assets case, before being released on bail. In 2019, many of the charges against him were still pending. Given their serious nature, how could he even be considered for political office?

It could have been very different. Only two years before his election to state leadership, in 2017 the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) moved to cancel his bail. If they had succeeded, he would have been in jail during the 2019 elections – not out campaigning.

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