Endowments Minister C Ramchandraiah offered to quit politics if it was proved that erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party president K Chiranjeevi had any links with Bhavani Islands.
Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Ramchandraiah denied the allegations leveled by Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu stating that Infrastructure Minister Ganta Srinivas Reddy gifted Bhavani Islands to Chiranjeevi for giving him a ministerial post. Challenging Naidu for an open debate on the issues, Ramchandraiah said that the TDP chief should swear at the Durgamma Temple before starting the debate. He said Chiranjeevi was in no way connected to the Bhavani Islands.
Ramchandraiah questioned the land allotments done by Chandrababu Naidu, during his tenure as the Chief Minister, to film producers Raghavuvendra Rao and Dr D Rama Naidu. He also objected to the allotments done for the construction of I-Max theatre at Hussainsagar. He said the land was originally meant for the construction of a building for dalits.
The minister alleged that CM Ramesh, who is allegedly involved in the Emaar scam, acted as Naidu's 'benami'. He said the truth would come out if detailed probe was done on the issue.
He advised Chandrababu Naidu to think twice before leveling allegations against Chiranjeevi.