Hyderabad, July 15 (NSS): Alleging that the State government was not responding to his complaint that he was getting threatening telephone calls from the henchmen of YSR Congress Party Chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Handlooms and Textiles Minister, Dr P Shankar Rao, has said he would write to the High Court seeking protection. Alleging that there was Rs 70-crore scam in Industrial Department, Dr Shankar Rao said upper class people were owning four-wheelers by taking loans in the name of SCs. Stating that his Personal Assistant, Mr Narsing Rao, was involved in the disappearance of files relating to Mr Y S Jagan’s illegal assets like the Cantonment Board lands case, Emaar, Raheja and others, he said Mr Narsing Rao was spreading rumors that he (Shankar Rao) would lose ministerial post within two weeks. Speaking to the media at CLP office here on Friday, Dr Shankar Rao said he was addressing another letter to the High Court seeking protection from the threatening calls he was receiving from Mr YS Jagan’s henchmen. He said he lodged a complaint over telephone, but there was no response from the government. Alleging that about Rs 70 crores of loans were misused by the upper caste people by taking vehicle loans from Industrial Department in the name of SCs, he said the scandal was going on for the last three years. He said the vehicle owners were not even displaying ‘financed by Industrial Department’ board. Demanding the vehicle owners to return them to original persons from SC community, he said he has already wrote to the Vigilance Department three months ago on this issue. Dr Shankar Rao said his PA played a key role in the disappearance of files relating to the cases of Mr Y S Jagan. He said Mr Narsing Rao has colluded with the persons relating to the above said cases and more so spreading rumors that Dr P Shankar Rao would lose his post within two weeks. Though he lodged a complaint with the Central Crime Station, there was no response, he added. (NSS)


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