Health and Family Welfare Minister D. L. Ravindra Reddy has said the issue of the Cabinet resolution disapproving the request by the CBI to prosecute Roads & Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao has been left to the discretion of Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan.

Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Dr. Reddy indicated a change in his approach vis-à-vis Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy as he avoided making any criticism against him, though questioned on some other subjects.

Dr. Reddy said he did not meet the Governor to convey about his dissent over the Cabinet resolution as reported in the media, adding, “I do not want to influence the Governor to take a decision on the issue. I had raised whatever matter I had to raise at the meeting in public interest. Can the Cabinet, by a resolution, make any reference to an accused in a case, much less a CBI case ? If it does, it amounts to offering defence. Where does it end ?”