The Congress on Saturday denied that its action over the Bayyaram Mines issue was part of its revenge on Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for going ahead with the Odarpu Yatra despite told not to.
On Friday, the AP government had asked the centre to delay the Bayyaram mining lease, after the APMDC (AP Mineral Development Corporation) entered into a MoU with Rakshana Steels for the mining. The opposition had cried foul
over the MoU since it alleged that YSR's son-in-law Anil Kumar owns Rakshana Steels.
Talking to media persons, PCC spokesperson Tulasi Reddy said that the conspiracy theories linking the government's decision on Bayyaram Mines to a purported revenge on Jagan were farfetched.
He said that the government's decision on the Bayyaram Mines could not have any effect on Jagan since his brother-in-law Brother Anil Kumar was not a signatory to the lease agreement with the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation.
Tulasi Reddy said that the Anil Kumar whose signatures were affixed on the APMDC agreement was a 'J Anil Kumar' while Jagan's brother-in-law is 'M Anil Kumar.' This proved that they are two different persons, Tulasi Reddy.