Wednesday, March 2, 2016
YSRCP has demanded that the Central Government order an inquiry into the illegal acquisition of land by senior Telugu Desam Party leaders on the periphery of the capital region Amaravati ahead of the announcement of the new capital by the government.
YSRCP leader Botcha Satyanarayana said that the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and his coterie had prior knowledge about the new capital and they and purchased vast tracts of land in and around the capital region before the announcement of new capital city was made. He said that it is a breach of privilege and misuse of official position. He demanded that the Centre should order an inquiry to ascertain the land transactions that took place in the region of the TDP came to power.
The leading Telugu news daily ‘Saakshi’ has published the details of the scam in its March 2 and 3rd editions that created tremors in the minds of TDP leaders, ministers and others who purchased the lands either in the name of their spouses or binamies.
Botcha Satyanarayana said that the TDP leaders including ministers of State and Central have purchased the lands majority of them either in their names or under benami transactions. He alleged that senior leaders who acquired lands at throwaway prices did not come under the green zone norms that were surrendered by poor and marginal farmers.
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