Twenty-Point Formula Implementation Committee chairman N. Tulasi Reddy said that YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy was only facing allegations but was not yet convicted.

Mr. Tulasi Reddy, who was here to examine the implementation of the 20-Point Formula in the district, held a review meeting with the officials here on Tuesday. Later speaking to reporters, he made some critical comments against Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy and ministers in the State.

“Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy is not a convict yet same as the ministers who issued the GOs based on the Cabinet decision. The courts have no right to question the right of the government to issue GOs. But they can quash them if they find it faulty,” he said adding that there was nothing wrong done by the Ministers who had received notices from the Supreme Court. He also said that there was no exception to any one and everyone should give an explanation for the allegations they were facing.

He said that the persons facing allegations may come out clean from the court.

Responding to a question on whether Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy would come back to the Congress party, Mr. Tulasi Reddy said that the party was like a sea that allows many streams to flow in and the party would take a decision in this regard after examining all issues.

Asked about the expected outcome from the proposed all-party meeting on December 28 on Telangana, Mr. Tulasi Reddy rejected to comment stating that the modalities for the meeting was not yet finalised. “This is a sensitive issue which will have its impact on the entire nation. The Central government will take decision after examining all the issues in all aspects,” he said.

‘The courts have no right to question the right of the government to issue GOs. But they can quash them if they find it faulty’