Senior Telugu Desam Party leader Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu on Tuesday charged the state government of misleading the people by claiming that the fertiliser shortage was due to fall in supply by the Centre.
Mr Muddukrishnama Naidu told media persons at the Media Point in Assembly premises that the TDP had requested the Ministry to reveal details between the demand of fertilisers from the state and its supply at which the Union Agriculture Ministry has denied holding back supply of fertilisers to the state.
The TDP leader said that officials with the Agriculture Ministry claimed that there was minimal gap between demand and supply of fertilisers to and from Andhra Pradesh.
Mr Muddukrishnama Naidu charged that the Congress leaders were creating an artificial scarcity in the market to raise the prices of fertilisers to help some vested interests.
The TDP leader charged that some unscrupulous officials were looting the state since Chief Minister K Rosaiah was indisposed.
The senior TDP leader also said that his party has been asking for a CBI inquiry into the businesses of Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy. When pointed out the use of an inquiry by an agency which has been dubbed as the “Congress Bureau of Investigation” by his own party president, Mr Muddukrishnama Naidu chose to remain silent.
Shifting his attention to Praja Rajyam Party president K Chiranjeevi, the senior TDP leader said that his party was pleased that the actor-turned-politician had finally taken up the issue of massive irregularities in the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.