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Rs 10,000-cr scam took place during YSR rule: Cong MLAs

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 23:22

Hyderabad: In a veiled attack on the Y S
Rajasekhara Reddy Government, two ruling Congress MLAs opposed
to him today alleged a scam worth Rs 10,000 crore took place
in a state corporation during his tenure as Chief Minister.

"I have come to know that the Andhra Pradesh
Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) had gone into
the control of a few persons from 2004 (when Rajasekhara Reddy
came to power).

"Land was acquired from farmers and it was not used
for industrialisation. The land was given to chosen companies
and some rich people," senior Congress MLA D L Ravindra Reddy
told reporters at a press conference here.

Alleging that there was a Rs 10,000 crore scam in the
issue, he said he has requested Chief Minister K Rosaiah to
order a probe. Ravindra Reddy said he would write a letter to
Congress high command to order a CBI inquiry in the "scam".

Another senior Congress MLA and former minister J C
Diwakar Reddy, who was also present at the press conference,
said the state government suffered losses.

Responding to the allegations, Ambati Rambabu, who was
Chairman of the APIIC, wondered why the leaders kept silent
all these years. "Why are they raising the issue now. Why did
they remain silent all these years. Is it not their mistake?"

Rambabu, an aide of Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy,
was recently suspended from the party for making critical
remarks against Congress leadership and Rosaiah.


First Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 23:22
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