Andhra Pradesh State Roads and Buildings minister Dharmana Prasada Rao submitted his resignation to chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on moral grounds late on Tuesday night following the CBI naming him as an accused in the Vanpic aspect of YS Jaganmohan Reddy assets case.
Dharmana said he stood by all the decisions he had taken as revenue minister during the YSR regime and that he was confident that he would be proved innocent in the court of law. Dharmana said his decision to quit was a personal one and that he did not want to create any embarrassment to the government after the CBI chargesheet. He also said he had decided to quit as a minister to uphold the values of the party. Dharmana has not quit his MLA post
However, the chief minister is yet to forward the resignation of Dharmana to the Governor for acceptance.