TDP to order judicial probe into land deal if voted to power

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Hyderabad, Sep 9 (UNI) Taking strong objection to allotment of 16,249 acres of land to private parties by the Congress Government, including state land in New Delhi close to India Gate, the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TRP) today said the party would order a judicial probe into the land deals if voted to power.

Addressing a press conference here, TDP Legislature Party Secretary T Srinivasa Yadav and party MP R Chandrasekar Reddy demanded that the government come out with a white paper into land allocation to private parties, detailing the jobs created by them and other conditions fulfilled by them for taking land at a concessionary rate.

The TDP, when part of the then United Front Government, had got about 20 acres of land close to India Gate in lieu of the Hyderabad house in New Delhi, but the Congress Government had ''given the land for a song'' to a private party in the name of development of International Convention Centre, they contended.

The party would explore all avenues, including stirs and moving court, to stop the land allotment in New Delhi, the TDP leaders asserted.

They criticised the ruling Congress for ''rewarding'' D Adikeshavulu Naidu, who had allegedly crossvoted during the trust motion in the Lok Sabha, with the primary post of Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams while refusing to fill vacant posts of various corporations.

Referring to yesterday's Cabinet meeting alloting land for infrastructure projects, they recalled Revenue Minister D Prasada Rao's announcement that the Government would not acquire land for private sector projects, and asked how could the Government make these allocations.

On Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) founder Chiranjeevi's claim to bring about change in state politics, the TDP leaders asked how could he can do it by wooing leaders from other parties giving the go-by to ethical values.

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