Somu Veerraju today held a press conference to say Union Government is willing to accord Special Status to AP but it lacks faith on the corrupt TDP Government. ‘Centre is ready to offer Rs 16,000 crore to AP under Special Status but it can’t trust TDP Government anymore. Hence, We brought the proposal of setting up a Special Corporation for extending benefits of Special Status. If CM accepts the proposal of establishing ‘Special Status Vehicle’, AP will receive all the benefits of Special Status. There needn’t be any doubts on BJP in this matter. Whereas, Chandrababu Naidu isn’t ready for it and playing with the lives of people for covering his mistakes,’ he alleged.
The MLC questioned, ‘When Telangana CM KCR is constructing Secretariat with Rs 150 to 300 crore, Rs 900 crore were spent for AP Secretariat. AP Government need to release White Paper on NREGS and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan funds. Corruption happened even in the Outsourcing. TDP Govt has been eating people’s money like pulses and unrefined sugar. Corruption is prevalent in District Hospitals as well. I was surprised that CM set up a corporation and appointed employees to grow saplings. They claim plants will be grown in Srisailam, Annavaram and Durga Temple. Where are those plants? When we demanding CBI probe on corruption in Pattiseema showing proofs, Minister says there is no such necessity. Why did they spent Rs 1660 crore for project costing Rs 1,120 crore? Rs 1400 crore for Spillway, Rs 817 crore for connecting Canals, Rs 340 crore for Pumps, Rs 67 crore for digging the soil and Rs 4 lakh per lorry to transporting sand. Only 24 out of 30 Pumps were set up. Can the Government still say no corruption happened? All of these facts were disclosed by CAG. CM boasting about Japan-type Movement is funny. There is corruption in Janmabhoomi Committees. Rs 20,000 bribe is being sought by Govt for building each house. Funds meant for construction of Bathroom has been looted (Rs 5 crore per Mandal). Rs 4,000 crore for ‘Chettu-Neeru’ programme? Sand worth Rs 10,000 crore has been sold by TDP Leaders. Rs 2,000 was demanded for each sand lorry. To where this money is going? CM isn’t able to control the corruption of MLAs. They are centralizing Corruption. TDP is nothing but Telugu Drama Party’.
Veerraju lambasted TDP for blaming Undavalli in the morning and BJP in the evening after Pawan Kalyan spoke about the corruption. ‘The situation in AP is much worse than what it was during Emergency. There is need for a revolution that was brought by Jayaprakash Narayan in the 70s. It was Chandrababu who said Special Package is wonderful. Today, He is speaking blatant lies to cover up his blunders. Special Status will fetch Rs 16,000 crore to AP. But now, TDP says it’s Rs 33,000 croore. We are ready to offer the figures to Pawan’s Fact Finding Committee. BJP will seek mandate on TDP’s corruption in People’s Court. A Tea Seller has become PM�€�TDP calls him a hitler’.
BJP Floor Leader Vishnu Kumar Raju alleged TDP Government isn’t ready to accept though Centre is willing to grant Special Status. He breathed fire, ‘How dare to call people of Uttar Andhra and Rayalaseema as slaves?’.