In a rare letter to Chief Justice of India, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has alleged that next-in-line for CJI - Justice NV Ramana is trying to influence the High Courts due to his proximity with former CM Chandrababu Naidu. In an 8-page letter sent to CJI SA Bobde on October 6, Jagan Mohan Reddy has accused Justice NV Ramana of being biased towards TDP and claimed that attempts are being made to topple his government. He has also accused him of influencing the sittings of the High Court in a way that matters important to Telegu Desam Party are allocated to few Honourable judges. Jagan also highlighted that Justice Ramana was a legal advisor and Additional Advocate General under the TDP government.
In his letter the Andhra CM has alleged the following:
In the 18 months of Jagan Mohan Reddy's rule, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh has passed 100 orders nullifying various decisions by his government. Jagan's flagship three capital agenda went through a court battle. Similarly, HC ordered the Jagan government to remove the colour of his party from government buildings after the Jagan government introduced village secretariats before Panchayat polls, and painted it similar to that of the ruling party’s flag colour.
Another case that highlighted Jagan's tussle with High Court is related to rates of power purchase agreements (PPA) signed between the state-owned distribution companies and solar and wind power developers during the previous TDP government. Jagan has alleged that the rates were higher than other states and challenged it. The high court, however, said that that the state cannot seek changes to an agreement signed between a distribution company and a developer.
Another case pertaining to Jagan's family is about the murder case of Jagan’s uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy. Moreover, the Telangana High Court directed the CBI special court handling Jagan’s disproportionate assets cases to wrap the case up at the earliest as per SC's order. Jagan Mohan Reddy is charged as a prime accused in several disproportionate asset cases. Reddy is currently out on bail.