APCC refutes Naidu's allegation on law and order

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Hyderabad, Feb 5 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today refuted the allegations levelled by opposition Telugu Desam Party President N Chandrababu Naidu that the law and order situation had 'collapsed' and the state government was indulging in corruption.

Accompanied by Legislative Council members Paladugu Venkata Rao and R Padmaraju, party spokesperson N Tulasi Reddy told newspersons that the law and order in the state in the last three years was hundred per cent better than the situation during the nine-year TDP rule.

During the TDP regime from 1995 to May 2004, there were 956 murders as against 150 murders from May 14, 2004 to December 31, 2007 in the state, he pointed out.

Citing examples of poor law and order situation during the TDP regime, he said TDP MLA Paritala Ravi and state Home Minister A Madhava Reddy were murdered during the TDP regime and even a murder attempt was made on Mr Naidu's life at Alipiri near Tirupati. These incidents indicate the law and order situation in the state during Mr Naidu's regime, he added.

Mr Reddy also took strong objection to Mr Naidu's remarks against Governor N D Tiwari that he had remained silent despite allegations of 'corruption and deterioration in law and order' by not sending a report to the Centre.

The state government had ordered several inquiries on all corruption charges levelled against the government and the TDP had failed to prove even one allegation.

Alleging that Mr Naidu had not ordered even a single inquiry on several allegations made against his party during its nine-year rule, he said Mr Naidu had obtained stay from courts on all the commission reports.

Stating that Mr Naidu had obtained a stay from the High Court when the ACB court pointed out corruption worth Rs 540 crore in the purchase of liquor, Mr Reddy said Mr Naidu was making baseless allegations against the government to gain political mileage.


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