In a major setback to Telegu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu, the Andhra Pradesh high court on Monday ordered an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation against him. The court, while disposing off a petition, ordered the CBI to conduct a detailed probe into the assets and wealth owned by him.
The petition was filed by Vijayamma, wife of late chief minister Y S Rajasekara Reddy. The petition claimed that Naidu, during his tenure as the Andhra CM, had amassed wealth and assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. She claimed that it was essential that the matter be brought to light.
Reacting to the HC order, Naidu said that he had not been given an opportunity to clarify his stance. He said that he would await the complete copy of the judgment and then hold consultations with his legal team before deciding the future course of action.
The TDP has decided to move the Supreme Court to appeal against the judgment and seek an interim stay on the CBI probe against Naidu.