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Rs 1600 cr corruption takes place in land purchases for house sites: TDP

Rs 1600 cr corruption takes place in land purchases for house sites: TDPTDP AP President K. Kala Venkata Rao
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The land purchase and house sites distribution by the Government of AP came under heavy criticism from the opposition party.

Amaravati: The land purchase and house sites distribution by the Government of AP came under heavy criticism from the opposition party. The TDP AP President K. Kala Venkata Rao accused that the government was doing a severe injustice to the poor people by luring and betraying them in the distribution of house sites and land purchases in the State, in a statement on Monday.

The YSRCP leaders were collecting money from the poor for the allocation of the house sites. The house sites were allocating nearer to villages if the poor family pays Rs. 1 lakh commission and above. If they pay Rs. 30,000, the house sites were being given in uninhabitable places like the village ponds. If smaller amounts like Rs. 10,000 are paid, they are being given house sites in places like cremation grounds, Kala Venkata Rao accused.

The TDP leader said the YSRCP leaders collected massive commissions of nearly Rs. 1,400 Cr from the farmers who sold their lands under the house sites programme. They also collected Rs. 200 Cr commissions from the beneficiaries of house sites. Altogether, the land purchases and house sites corruption has reached Rs. 1,600 Cr.

He said over 60 families complained to the District Collector about the rising demands for commissions from the ruling party leaders only in Tanuku Assembly segment. From this, it was clear about the alarming extent of YSRCP exploitation all over the state. Two families complained about how they were being forced to pay Rs. 40,000 commission for sanctioning house sites at Iragavaram in Tanuku segment.

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