For the last couple of years, YSR Congress party and its president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy have been alleging that Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had amassed huge wealth.
The party even published booklets over Naidu’s corruption and circulated them in Delhi, demanding that the Centre ordered a CBI probe into Naidu’s alleged ill-gotten wealth. But, there had been no response from the Centre.
Now, power star and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan joined the chorus and demanded that the Centre order a comprehensive probe into the allegations of corruption against Naidu and his government.
In an interview to a national channel, Pawan said the complaints had come from none other the TDP leaders.
“I am not speaking about it all of a sudden. In last four years, I have raised this point with Chandrababu Naidu, but he doesn’t seem serious about looking into the problem. Naidu is fully aware of the corruption taking place in his government,” he pointed out.
He said around 40 MLAs and TDP leaders had complained to him about corruption in the government.
“They wanted me to explain to the CM. I attempted to do so, but he is not serious about looking into it, which is why I am talking about it. The central government should spring into action and look into the irregularities. There is some ulterior motive behind giving the Polavaram Project to a private contractor,” he said.
Pawan said now that he was speaking out against the TDP government, the TDP leaders are saying that the BJP was the brains behind my statements.
“Interestingly, some time ago, the YSR Congress chief used to say that Naidu is behind me. But in reality, both are wrong. I am only listening to the public,” he said.