APCC refutes TDP's corruption charges against govt

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Hyderabad, Sep 14 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today refuted Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu's 'corruption charges' against the state government, saying the government was working in 'an utmost transparent manner.' Addressing the press here, Congress Spokespersons N Tulasi Reddy and M Kodana Reddy said the TDP failed to prove any corruption charges against the government.

Mr Tulasi Reddy alleged Mr Naidu, during his nine-year rule in the state, had promoted corruption and refused to order any inquiry against his party leaders on the charges made by the Congress.

He said the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister had ordered CBI inquiry on the corruption charges made by the TDP in the execution of Outer Ring Road Project (ORR) and Volkswagon Car Project to prove the government's sincerity.

Of the 61 cases filed by the TDP against the ORR, the High Court had not given any judgement against the government even in a single case rpt the High Court had not given any judgement against the government even in a single case He said the study, conducted by the Transparency International, had found corruption was very less in Andhra Pradesh compared to other states in the country.

The Congress leader said, ''Mr Naidu has no right to make allegations against the government as he has the 'patent rights' for corruption.'' While refuting the charges made by TDP Leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy against the Chief Minister and the government, Mr Kodanda Reddy demanded the list of properties owned by him before entering politics.

He said the TDP leader had no right to criticise the government as he had failed as a Minister for Excise, Panchayat Raj and Health.

In another press conference, the Congress Legislature Party termed as baseless the TDP's corruption charges against the government.

Congress MLAs V Vasanth Kumar and N Manohar said the TDP leader was making allegations against the government and the Chief Minister in frustration.

Though the government was working with commitment and initiated several welfare measures and embarked on putting up 41 rpt 41 irrigation projects for farmers and housing schemes for the poor, the TDP President and its leaders were making allegations against the government as they were against the state's development.

UNI

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