AP Government to request for a CBI probe in ‘land scam’

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive member K.Santha Reddy demanded the Andhra Pradesh State Government to request a CBI probe into the land scandal that allegedly took place in the capital region and to come clean.

Santha Reddy addressing the media on Thursday said that the decision to construct the capital city at Amaravati in over 33,000 acres of land was arrived without taking the Centre into confidence. In the wake of allegations of charges of land grabbing by Opposition parties, it is the responsibility of the government to clear the air, she said. ‘ Though we are a member of the ruling alliance in Andhra Pradesh, we cannot keep quite when allegations of a serious nature are made. A CBI inquiry will bring out the facts and probably help in obtaining a clean chit for Telugu Desam Party government.

‘What is wrong in purchasing lands’ questions Chandra Babu

Speaking to media at his office here, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu questioned ‘do they not purchase lands and amass assets. He said that stringent action would be taken if corruption takes place. He questioned the rationale in seeking a CBI probe into the allegations. He said that their individual status was damaged and also as of that of brand image of Amaravati. He threatened to take action through Courts, government and with official machinery and demanded the ‘Sakshi’ news paper to prove their bonafides in their writings.

‘Sakshi’ is people’s asset: Chandrababu Naidu termed the news paper as the asset of the people since it was attached by the Enforcement Directorate along with a cement factory. He said that the government is putting its efforts to improve the brand image of Amaravati while the opposition wants to tarnish. He questioned the linking of AgriGold assets to Lokesh.

Reacting over the BJP leaders comments and statements, he responded seriously. He said that the friendly BJP leaders should comment after knowing the facts and that is the nature of friendly parties procedure and if they want to differ, the situation would be otherwise, he said.

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