Wednesday, October 3, 2018
BJP State president Kanna Lakshminarayana today demanded an explanation by the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to explain the statement purportedly made by former Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar that the State had received a grant of Rs.17,500 crore in 2017-18 and Rs.10,372 crore during the first half of the current financial year from the Central Government.
He said that ‘Dharma Porata Deeksha’ was a ploy to blame the BJP for his failures in availing of the assistance. In a letter, he said the Chief Minister should give an explanation for trying to clear the dues to Pulichintala project contractor amounting to nearly Rs.400 crore by allegedly auctioning some valuable properties including one in Vijayawada city. The dues actually escalated from Rs.199 crore to Rs.400 crore because of the government’s failure in filing an affidavit in court which the contract had approached seeking payment for some works.