Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday demanded that the Centre immediate remove Union Telecom Minister A Raja for his alleged role in the irregularities regarding the allocation of 2G spectrum.
Talking to media persons at the NTR Trust Bhavan, the TDP chief demanded that the government conduct a thorough probe into allocation of 2G spectrum as thousands of crores of rupees in public money have been misappropriated in the scam.
Demanding the removal of the Union Minister Raja from the post, Mr Naidu urged government to register criminal cases against all guilty persons, who are involved in the scam in which about Rs 1 lakh 76 crore of public money was misappropriated.
He said the corruption has touched its nadir in the country after Congress led UPA-II assumed charge.
Though Controller and Auditor General has criticized the handling of the 2G spectrum allocation, why is the Prime Minister still hesitating to initiate action against guilty, the former chief minister questioned.
Slamming the Centre for the rising corruption, the TDP leader asked, “Why is the government not conducting probes into Commonwealth Games scam and Adarsh Housing scam in Maharashtra.
Mr Naidu demanded discussion on these scams at the national level.
Even Congress president Sonia Gandhi has failed to respond to the massive corruption and dubious land dealings between APIIC-Emaar Properties in the state, he charged.