New Delhi: Immediately after announcing his
party`s merger with Congress, Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi
on Sunday launched a scathing attack on one of the icons of the
Congress in Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy, saying
corruption was at its worst in the state during his regime.
He also said the Congress has always been quick in taking
action against its corrupt members be it Adarsh housing case
or Commonwealth or 2G spectrum scam and gave a clean chit to
the Rosaiah and the current Kiran Kumar Reddy governments in
the state on the issue of corruption.
"Corruption was at its worst only during the reign of the
late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. I launched the
party in 2008 on the plank of fighting corruption," he told a
press conference after announcing his decision to merge PRP
with the Congress.
He also suggested that he was forced to launch PRP on the
plank of fighting corruption and ensuring social justice due
to "rampant corruption" during the late YSR`s regime.
The PRP chief also said he came to know only through
media recently that the late YSR wrote a letter to Congress
chief Sonia Gandhi saying that PRP members should be inducted
into the state cabinet to strengthen the party.
Chiranjeevi was all praise for Gandhi, saying she was
quick in taking action against corrupt people in her party and
"Congress takes quick action against corruption. Everyone
knows what happened in the cases of Adarsh, Commonwealth and
2G spectrum scam. Those accused were asked to quit," he said.
He also hoped that Gandhi would continue her "crusade