Congress MLC Kr Amos on Saturday advised Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu to take the help of a dictionary to learn the exact meaning of the word `corruption.’
Talking to media persons at Media Point on Assembly premises, the Telangana Congress leader advised Mr Naidu to first get to know the meaning of the word ‘corruption’ before letting loose a barrage of allegations that Congress leaders were involved in such practices. Mr Naidu’s unbridled allegations were damaging the reputations of the Congress leaders, Mr Amos stated.
The MLC pointed out that Mr Naidu had been charged with indulging in corrupt practices during his reign as the chief minister, to the extent that NTR’s widow Lakshmi Parvathi had filed a petition against him, and had demanded an Anti Corruption Bureau probe into the widespread corruption prevalent then.
Mr Amos said that Mr Naidu had astutely managed to get a stay order into any possible probe through the High Court and thus managed to save himself from being embarrassed.
The MLC said that the former chief minister should voluntarily ask for an ACB probe into the charges levied against him, so that his image is cleaned. If this is possible, then only the former chief minister should levy corruption allegations others, Mr Amos stated.
Mr Amos said that the action on the political front would shift to New Delhi after February 14.
Reacting to the statements of supporters of an Integrated Andhra Pradesh that it was wrong to divide the Telugu speaking people, the MLC said that opposing the aspirations of Telangana people is wrong. Mr Amos said that there are Telugu speaking people living in neighbouring states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Orissa, and the ‘integrationists’ have never voiced any concern for these people.
He pointed out that the option of carving out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh was always on the table, right since the time the state was created on linguistic basis.