YSR landscam still doing the rounds

Tue 17th Aug 2010 09:20 AM
YSR landscam still doing the rounds
YSR landscam still doing the rounds

Infighting and Congress party are the two inseparable twins. Land scams rocked the state ever since YS Rajasekhar Reddy took over the reins of power in the state. The scams continue to haunt the state administration long after YSR is dead.

Take the charge of senior Congress MLA D L Ravindra Reddy. He had been able to see graft against Dr Rajasekhara Reddy administration which indulged in transfer of land by Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) to private companies. This hurts the party, say Congress MLCs M S Prabhakar and K Rajeswara Rao.

These leaders scoffed at Ravindra Reddy for going to the Press before taking the issue to Chief Minister K Rosaiah or Pradesh Congres President D Srinivas.

"Ravindra is not a TDP leader. He should mend his ways. Otherwise, we will complain to the party leadership against him," they said.

Ravindra Reddy kicked up much storm by alleging that a Rs 10,000-crore scam took place in the transfer of land by APIIC to private companies. He is reported to have met Rosaiah and demanded a CBI probe into the scam. Rajya Sabha MP V Hanumantha Rao and P Shankar Rao are reported to have backed Ravindra Reddy.

Meanwhile, Kadapa MP YS Jagan's friend, Ambati Rambabu who was the APIIC Chairman, wondered why Ravindra Reddy and others kept silent all these years. Rambabu has been suspended from the party for criticising Congress leadership and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister.