Varla ridicules Sharmila's charges against Naidu
Vijayawada: Telugu Desam State general secretary Varla Ramaiah here on Wednesday ridiculed the criticism by YSR Congress leader Sharmila about the...
Vijayawada: Telugu Desam State general secretary Varla Ramaiah here on Wednesday ridiculed the criticism by YSR Congress leader Sharmila about the Telugu Desam chief N Chandrababu Naidu during her padayatra in the city. Addressing a news conference, Ramaiah said that Sharmila had no political or moral right to point a finger at Chandrababu Naidu who had served the State as chief minister for nine years and has been serving as Opposition leader for eight years. He said that the State had become a hub of information technology and development during Chandrababu Naidu's tenure. However, it had become a hub of corruption and nepotism during late Dr Rajasekhara Reddy's regime, he alleged. The TD leader said that several politicians and senior officers from the State government are now in jail only because of the corruption of Dr Rajasekhara Reddy and Jaganmohan Reddy. He said that senior IAS officers like BP Acharya and Brahmananda Reddy were in jail for the corruption of Dr Rajasekhara Reddy. Another senior IAS officer Sri Lakshmi had become the victim of corrupt practices of Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy, he said and sought to know who was responsible forall this. He recalled that industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad had shared a seat with the then US president Bill Clinton during Chandrababu Naidu's time. However, he was now sharing a seat with the criminals in the jail only because of the corruption of Dr Rajasekhara Reddy and Jaganmohan Reddy. He sought to impress upon Sharmila that Jaganmohan Reddy had to stay in the jail for 304 days without getting bail only because of the intensity of the corruption and not because of any conspiracy. The TD leader asked Sharmila to answer his questions before she leaves Vijayawada. He also asked the YSR Congress to make Sharmila to speak about the corruption and the reasons for the IAS officers and politicians going to the jail.