TRS Leaders Shivers Of CBI, IT And ED

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (Maxim News): Multiple raids by the Central Investigation Agencies such as CBI, IT and ED in Telangana are sending shivers down the spine of TRS leaders, as they fear they would be the target of these Central agencies due to the ongoing political confrontation between the TRS and BJP.

Over 25 TRS top leaders, including ministers, MPs, MLAs and MLCs who are directly or indirectly involved in real estate, construction, mining, education, health, pharma, liquor and sand business appear to be a worried a lot.

Today, Income Tax raids against Telangana Minister for Labour Ch. Malla Reddy. Earlier, the raids on Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar and Rajya Sabha Member Vaddiraju Ravichandra by the ED and IT last week for two days came as a Shock to the TRS leaders. These raids came at a time the TRS leaders were still reeling from the shock of raids and arrests in the state in connection with the Delhi Liquor Scam in which close TRS leadership aides are allegedly involved.

Of the 104 TRS MLAs, nearly 25 MLAs are directly and indirectly involved in real estate, construction, mining, education, health, pharma, liquor, sand business and so on. They are said to be the major fund mobilizer’s for the TRS during elections.

Gangula Kamalakar and Ravichandra, as well as their families, are involved in the granite mining business. Labour Minister Ch. Malla Reddy and one of the MLC run a chain of professional colleges as well as private universities in Telangana. Family members of Ministers are involved in real estate, construction and mining businesses, while Lok Sabha members also and their family are engaged in poultry, pharma and real estate business respectively. Similarly, MLC and former IAS officer and his family members are engaged in real estate and construction business. There are also a number of TRS MLAs who work as contractors.

The ongoing raids by the Central agencies in the state have sparked a heated debate within TRS circles, with many believing that the BJP-led government at the Centre planned these raids in order to weaken TRS’s financial roots by targeting its leaders and family members engaged in business activities and contributing funds to the party during elections. (Maxim News)

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