Congress Demands CBI Probe Into CM’s Corruption
·Congress MPs to raise KCR's corruption issue in Parliament
Hyderabad, January 26 (Maxim News): Congress party on Tuesday demanded CBI probe into the charges of corruption and financial irregularities against Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & Nalgonda MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with MPs Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and A. Revanth Reddy had interaction with senior Congress leaders including CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka on the issues to be raised in the forthcoming session of Parliament beginning from January 29.
Addressing a press conference later at Gandhi Bhavan, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress MPs would raise the issue of corruption by CM KCR in the name of various projects in Telangana State. He said that the TRS regime has indulged in unprecedented corruption which was never witnessed anywhere in the past in independent India. He said demanded CBI inquiry into the Mission Bhagiratha, Kaleshwaram and Sitarama projects.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that Telangana BJP President Bandi Sanjay accused CM KCR of indulging in corruption, but no BJP leader has lodged a complaint with the BJP Government at the Centre seeking a probe. He asked the BJP leaders to specify as to when they lodged a complaint against CM KCR’s corruption. “We will raise this issue in the Parliament and demand for the CBI inquiry into all forms of corruption going on in the state,” he said adding that both TRS and BJP have a secret understanding.
He also suspected the role of bankers in the corruption in irrigation projects. “How could banks lend huge money for the projects without submission of Detailed Project Reports?” he asked and said that the Congress party would seek a detailed probe through CBI and other investigation agencies into these irregularities.
The TPCC Chief said that the Congress MPs would also demand a bullet train from Hyderabad to Vijayawada. Further, he said Telangana was promised Railway Coach Factory at Qazipet, Tribal University and a Steel Plant at Bayyaram in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Stating that only Rs. 10 lakh was allocated for the Tribal University so far, he asked as to how a university could be established with such a small amount. He said that the Congress MPs would pressurise the Centre to fulfill these promises which were promised in the law.
He said that the Bibinagar AIIMS should be upgraded as it is presently functioning as a small hospital.
The TPCC chief said if the TRS Government could implement 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), why it was not fulfilling the promise of giving 12% reservation to Muslims, 10% to STs and enhance quote for STs. The Congress MPs will also raise the issue of injustice done with OBCs in recruitments on faculty posts in English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU). Other issues which Congress MPs propose to raise include extension of Metro Rail to Sangareddy, ban on uranium mining in Nallamalla, corruption in Singareni Colleries, declaring Samakka Sarakka Jatara as a national festival.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress MPs would also seek Centre’s clarification on TRS Govt’s decision to shut down crop procurement centres in Telangana to ascertain whether the Central Govt issued instructions in that regard. He said that the farmers sell their produce at IKP centers and cooperative societies at MSP. “Where and how would the farmers sell their produce, if those centers are shut down?” he asked.
Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said that the Congress MPs would provide evidence of corruption against KCR in the Parliament. Further, he said the evidence would also be given to CBI, along with Home Minister Amit Shah. He said that the assets of the Kalvakuntla family have increased manifold since 2014 and they accumulated huge wealth through corruptio
n and commissions.
Sangareddy MLA Jagga Reddy also addressed the press conference. (Maxim News)