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HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday wanted Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy to come clean and respond to the specific instances of corruption listed by former Vigilance Commission R. C. Samal instead of mounting a counter attack on his party.
Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Naidu said he was not surprised by Dr. Reddy’s personal attack on him as it has become a habit with the latter to blame TDP for all his omissions and commissions, from flyover collapse to Mr. Samal’s observations.Damning report
By blaming TDP, Dr. Reddy wants to divert people’s attention and wriggle out of difficult situations but people would not allow it to happen, he said. “There is no reason why TDP should be targeted when a former Vigilance Commissioner appointed by his own Government comes up with a damning report for the last three years. It only shows his frustration,” the TDP chief said.
The TDP president pointed out that the present Government had ordered 22 inquiries against him but has not yet found a single shred of evidence of wrong doing. He contended that unlike Congress Government, the previous TDP Government had taken action on most of the recommendations of the Vigilance Commission.
He said the Polit Bureau which met here on Monday discussed the report and decided to take the issue to the people, write a letter to the Chief Minister to take action against the guilty and also appoint a technical committee to check the quality of works at some of the irrigation projects.
He said such scrutiny has become necessary in view of the flyover collapse, Mr. Samal’s comments and washing away of Guru Raghavendra, Gundlavagu and other projects. “We need to probe sub standard works for the safety of people, ” Mr. Naidu said.
Mr. Naidu said Mr. Samal’s report reflected how corruption has become all pervasive under the present dispensation
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