Naidu to submit his grievances to HC

HYDERABAD - Beleagured Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu, whose gambit of seeking relief from the Supreme Court against a high court-ordered probe into his assets fell flat, has said that he still had the ‘people’s court’ to prove his honesty and sincerity.

By (P S Jayaram)

Published: Sun 27 Nov 2011, 12:12 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:25 AM

Stating that he would not go to high court against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe, Naidu said he would place all relevant information as well as his grievances before the court along with the 11 other respondents including TDP vice-president and businessman C M Ramesh and media baron Ramoji Rao.

Accusing the Congress of trying to gain political mileage from the investigations launched by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the TDP president said the ruling party had made many such allegations in the past but had failed to prove them. “Congress MLAs and ministers amassed wealth by encouraging corruption and it received ample support from former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy who himself mounted pressure on some bigwigs to invest in or buy shares in their companies,” Naidu, who is on a padayatra of coastal Andhra, alleged.

Slamming the Kiran Kumar Reddy government for alleged failure to sort out the problems faced by farmers in the state, Naidu said: “The crop holiday announced by farmers is a glaring example of the inefficiency of the Congress government in the state. The TDP will move a no-confidence motion against the Kiran Kumar Reddy government if it fails to address the agricultural crisis in the state. The government should spell out during the coming winter session of the State Legislative Assembly as to what measures it would initiate to rescue distressed farmers and the agriculture sector.”

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