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Chief Minister defends clemency to Venkat Reddy

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State to send records to Supreme Court

Hyderabad: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy said here on Tuesday that the Government would place relevant records pertaining to the clemency granted to Gouru Venkat Reddy recently with the Supreme Court.

Speaking to presspersons, he said there was no reason for the Government to hide anything and it acted in a transparent manner in the episode. "The court summoned for the records and we will be producing them. Whatever we did in case of Gouru Venkat Reddy, we did so on compassionate grounds."

The apex court had sought the reports following a petition filed by one E. Sudhakar against the clemency granted by the Governor in this case.

FAB facility

On the FAB facility, he said the Prime Minister had given a categorical assurance to him that Hyderabad would be the destination for it. "If it is the only facility to come up in the country, then Hyderabad would be selected.

And if more clusters are planned, then let there be a competition. I am sure, as we are the best we will be the natural choice."

Dr. Reddy said no other State was in a position to compete with Andhra Pradesh in terms of either manpower or facilities.

Cabinet expansion

It is learnt that the Congress high command has cleared the proposal to expand the State Cabinet after conclusion of the plenary session of the AICC at Hyderabad in January.

Meanwhile, sources in the Intelligence Department ruled out the existence of any intelligence report on the performance of Ministers. "It is not our job and we have not done it. What appeared in a section of the press is presumptuous," K. Arvinda Rao, Additional DGP (Intelligence), said reacting to reports about the assessment of Ministers' performance by his department.

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