YSRCP disrupts Assembly demanding CBI probe on AgriGold

Monday, March 28, 2016

The YSRCP has today demanded the government to take up immediate action against AgriGold firms for alleged default payments issue.

The House was adjourned twice as the Opposition rushed into the well and raised slogans seeking justice to the Agri Gold victims. The YSRCP has moved a motion and sought a debate but was disallowed by the Speaker.

Jagan Mohan Reddy questioned the government for not ordering a CBI probe in the issue when the West Bengal Government has ordered a CBI probe in Sarada Chit Fund scam in which 2,460 crore were involved. Jagan demanded the government to order a probe by CBI in the entire issue. He alleged that Minister for Agriculture P.Pulla Rao has purchased the lands belonging to AgriGold in his wife’s name. He said that over 40 lakh victims are involved in the scam runs over 10,000 crore. He reminded of the assurances given by the TDP when in Opposition but simply has forgotten the issue when it came to power. He said that the first case against AgriGold was registered in Nellore in 2014 and the government has ordered CID probe on January 5, 2015.He was disrupted by treasury benches.

The salient points of his speech are

  • A Public Interest litigation was filed in High Court
  • The CID officials informed the court that there is no necessity to arrest the AgriGold owners.
  • The Government has issued a GONo.23 on February 20,2015 ordering attachment of the assets of *AgriGold where in the assets in Tirupati was not mentioned.
  • AgriGold vice chairman Seetaram has sold away the assets.
  • The director of AgriGold Uday Kiran has sold lands to the wife of the minister Pulla Rao. The *transaction took place even before issuance of GO No.23. The lands that were purchased were not shown in the list of attachment lands.
  • The CID officials have not arrested Seetaram and Uday Kiran but arrested another five persons
  • The auction process has to be done under the supervision of High Court Judge.

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