Am ready to face CBI says Ponnala

Ponnala Lakshmaiah is not daunted by the CBI summons in connection with the Jagan assets case. The IT minister is more than willing to face the CBI interrogation at Dilkusha Guest House on June 7. For, he says he has not done any wrong or deviated from the guidelines of water tribunal judgments while allocating water to cement companies, which is under the CBI scanner.

The investigating agency is likely to examine Ponnala over the GOs issued during 2004-09 when he was the major irrigation minister in the YSR cabinet supplying water from the Krishna to some cement companies which, in turn, allegedly made investments in Jagan’s firms. Ponnala, who was campaigning for the forthcoming bypolls in Parkal, left for Hyderabad on Tuesday saying that he would appear before the CBI at the given hour.