Former minister Komatireddy Venkatreddy on Friday announced that he would approach the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking its directions for a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in sanctioning of a water project in Chittoor district by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Komatireddy alleged that the Chief Minister and others have received kickbacks and sanctioned the project in violation of the rules. Therefore, a CBI enquiry should be conducted to expose the scam.
The former minister also praised Sridhar Babu for resigning from the cabinet to protest against stripping off portfolio of Legislative Affairs. He said that all ministers from Telangana region should also resign from the cabinet to express their solidarity. He said that the change of portfolio was not only an insult to Sridhar Babu, but the move had hurt the sentiments of entire Telangana people.
Komatireddy said that Kiran Kumar Reddy became the Chief Minister through "lottery" and therefore, he was fit for the post. He alleged that the Chief Minister had lost his mental balance after the Centre cleared the demand for formation of Telangana. He also ridiculed the advise of TG Venkatesh's advise to Telangana ministers and said that TGV himself enjoys no respect in his home district Kurnool where he the protestors have pelted eggs and stones on his convoy multiple times.