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Hyderabad: The YSR Congress Party on Saturday sought Governor ESL Narasimhan’s intervention to revoke...
Hyderabad: The YSR Congress Party on Saturday sought Governor ESL Narasimhan’s intervention to revoke the CWC decision to divide the State following intensified united Andhra movement in Seemandhra region. A party delegation led by its MP M Rajamohan Reddy submitted a memorandum to Governor against carving out Telangana State and urged him to bring to the notice of the Centre about the situation on the ground and stop the process for division of State.
Reddy said, in the wake of strong reports that the Cabinet Note proposing to create Telangana was being put in motion, such unilateral and arbitrary action was bound to escalate the situation in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions where life was already paralyzed and things are going from bad to worse.
Alleging that the State and Union governments showed no concerns about the ongoing agitations in Seemandhra against the State division, he said only five political parties- Congress, TDP, TRS, CPI and BJP supported Telangana and three parties including YSRCP, AIMIM and CPM opposed the unilateral decision to divide the State. The party delegation also explained to the Governor that with continuing agitations, the people in the State faced problems like power tariff hike, power shortage, fuel and food inflation due to complete lack of governance.
Plea to probe scams during Naidu’s rule
Besides memorandum against bifurcation, the delegation urged Governor to direct the State government to order CBI probe into the alleged misdeeds during the nine-year TDP regime with special focus on Emaar and IMG land scams.The YSRC Party said in the memorandum that the State was rocked by scandals in Naidu’s nine-year rule. Large scale complaints of bribery against Naidu in the allotment of various port projects, privatisation of Kakinada sea port, International Airport at Shamshabad, the IMG, Emaar and Yeleru and counterfeit note scam came to light after he demitted office.
But no inquiry was done by any investigating agency into the scams so far, it said. Reddy alleged that the most brazen act of corruption was the allotment of large extents of lands at less than 5 per cent of the market value to IMG Bharat. But, the CBI expressed inability to probe this case citing lack of man power and other resources, whereas the same agency put together 28 teams to raid houses of not only the YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, but also of all his investors within days after filing an FIR, he added. The delegation also informed to the Governor that Naidu extended support to the State government which fell in minority on a condition that he will be allowed to go scot-free from investigation into scams. The memorandum also said that Naidu was supporting State division in order to minimise the influence of YSRCP at least in Telangana.