Telugu Desam Party politburo member Kinjarapu Yerrannaidu on Saturday criticised All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi over their silence on the issue of illegal mining and ‘official’ encroachment of lands.
Talking to media person, the senior TDP leader reminded that Ms Gandhi had vowed that her party will not tolerate injustice against tribals at any cost.
He wondered why was the Congress president keeping silent when the lands belonging to tribals were being leased out to the mining mafia in connivance with powerful politicians.
Mr Yerrannaidu said that the AICC chief should notice the injustices being meted out to tribal people and act now.
He also pulled up Revenue Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao for permitting his son to quarry for granite Puliputti panchayat in Sitampet mandal of Srikakulam district.