Naidu accuses AP govt of indulging in massive corruption

Telugu Desam Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday alleged ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh of indulging in massive corruption and hurting the state`s interests.

Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 22:33 PM IST

Anantapur (AP): Telugu Desam Chief N
Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday alleged ruling Congress in Andhra
Pradesh of indulging in massive corruption and hurting the
state`s interests.

"The then Chief Minister Rajasekhara Reddy looted lakhs
of crores of rupees and gave it to his family members.
His corruption and injustice is unprecedented in the state,"
Naidu, who is on the tour of Ananatapur district, told a
gathering here.

"His (Rajasekhara Reddy) brother-in-law (Kadapa Mayor
Ravindranath Reddy) has illegally sold fertilisers," he said.

Some lorries were recently seized in Kadapa district for
illegally transporting fertilisers from a fertiliser mixer
plant owned by Ravindranath Reddy and his partners.

Naidu said the K Rosaiah Government proved to be a total
failure on all fronts and it gave an impression whether any
government existed at all in the state.

Taking exception to state Agriculture Minister N
Raghuveera Reddy`s remarks that there is no scarcity of
fertilisers in the state, Naidu wondered how can the minister
say so when the farmers were resorting to agitations for
fertilisers.

"There is a minister from this district (Raghuveera
Reddy). He is a minister who lies. When farmers are agitated
over non-availability of fertilisers, the minister says there
is no shortage," he added.

PTI