TDP releases 'chargesheet' against Congress Govt

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Hyderabad, May 13 (UNI) The main Opposition TDP today alleged that the four-year rule of the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh was synonymous with ''rampant corruption.'' Releasing a 'list of charges' against the Rajasekhara Reddy government at a press conference here, TDP Legislature Party Deputy Leader T Devender Goud alleged that only for the sake of kickbacks, the government had taken up the irrigation projects and facilitated formation of a syndicate of nine construction companies to avoid competition.

The TDP leader alleged that huge mobilisation of advances were given to these contractors and the same were diverted to purchase prime lands at a throwaway prices.

Alleging that funds to the tune of Rs 1,450 crore meant for the INDIRAMMA programme were misused, Mr Goud said the Congress government had introduced voluntary disclosure scheme and ''condoned'' the culprits.

The office of the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues were ''steeped in corruption'', he alleged.

The Congress workers had ''misused'' the funds allocated for the welfare schemes like the INDIRAMMA housing Scheme, pension schemes and National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme, Mr Goud alleged.

Selection of 50,000 ''Adarsha Ryutus''(model farmer), who had been entrusted with Rs 60 crore, was a farce, he claimed.

The four-year Congress rule was marked by ''total collapse of law and order,'' he added.

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