N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday demanded that Andhra Pradesh government immediately cancel all the “irregular” land allotments made to private entities and individuals in the state between 2006 and 2011 in the light of the damning findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Addressing a press conference here today, Chandrababu said the allotted land should be resumed and re-distributed to the farmers, from whom, it was forcibly acquired.
“This is the biggest land scandal in the country. The CAG report has vindicated our stand on the issue. The then Chief Minister (late) YS Rajasekhara Reddy indiscriminately went on a land distribution spree by brazenly flouting all the rules only to benefit his own family,” the Leader of Opposition pointed out.
The beneficiaries of the illegal land doles invested huge money in the business ventures floated by YSR’s son and Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy. “By splurging the ill-gotten money, Jagan is resorting to bizarre politics in the state. He is seeking to blackmail political leaders, media and even the judiciary through his newspaper and television channel, set up with the illegal wealth,” Chandrababu lashed out.
TDP’s politburo member and former Union Minister K Yerran Naidu separately demanded that the CBI also probe the role of ministers of YSR’s Cabinet in the illegal land allotments in the light of the CAG findings.
Meanwhile, Chandrababu discussed the party’s position in Telangana with leaders from the region in the wake of the recent by-election results.
“The TDP has made its stand very clear on the statehood demand and gave a letter to the Centre long ago. Still, some people (read TRS leaders) are targeting us,” Telugu Desam Telangana Forum leader Errabilli Dayakar Rao later told reporters.
The party was discussing how it could counter the mispropaganda and find an amicable solution to the problem, he added.
The Forum leaders would soon have another round of talks with the TDP chief on the Telangana issue.