SHANKAR WRITES TO LOK AYUKTA TOO; SEEKS PROBE INTO SCAMS DURING TD, YSR GOVTS

Hyderabad, Aug 1 (NSS): The Handlooms and Textiles Minister, Dr P. Shankar Rao, whose letter to the High Court resulting in CBI probe into the assets of the YSR Congress Party Chief, Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Monday wrote to the Lok Ayukta to order an inquiry into irregularities and involvement of VIPs in irregularities in the previous governments, including those of Mr N Chandrababu Naidu and late Dr YSR.

Addressing the media at the CLP office on Monday, Dr Shankar Rao alleged that irregularities had taken place in the allotment of lands to various companies, illegal mining, missing of bullet-proof jackets and arms and ammunitions, procurement of sub-standard shoes, theft of fuel from DGP’s office in Hyderabad. He added that hundreds of crores of rupees have been misappropriated in all these irregularities which caused huge loss to the State government for which the common people have to suffer.

Dr Shanakar Rao also requested the Lok Ayuta to order a detailed inquiry into the assets of his and his family members if any corruption charges or allegations were made against him by any individual. He released the letter he had addressed to the Lok Ayukta, Mr S. Ananda Reddy, to the media.

 

RESIGNATIONS WON’T FETCH TELANGANA: SHANKAR

Dubbing the resignations by the Telangana legislators and MPs as childish,

the Handlooms and Textiles Minister, Dr P. Shankar Rao, has said the resignations would not bring about separateTelanganaStateand moreover it amounts to defiance of own government and party.

Speaking to the media at CLP office here on Monday, Dr Shankar Rao ridiculed the statement of the TRS Chief, Mr K Chandrasekhara Rao, saying that it was better to take poison in case separateTelanganaStatewas not conceded by the Centre. Stating that Mr KCR’s statement would provoke the Telangana youth to commit suicides, he said it was not proper to the Telangana elected representatives to sit in their houses by submitting resignations. He said the leaders should mount pressure on the Union government and party high command instead of sitting in the house by tendering resignations.

The resignations would demoralize the youth resulting in suicides, he added.

The minister said the Centre would convey a good message to the Telangana people on any day till third week of October. He also said that he was ready for any sacrifice if the Centre failed to announce separateTelanganaStateand would lead movement himself.

Taking serious exception to the Union Textiles Ministry for not inviting him to the Road Show on ‘Restructured Technology Upliftment Fund’ organized in Hyderabad on July 28, Dr Shankar Rao  has warned the Union Ministry that the people would teach a fitting  lesson to the people concerned if they repeated such a mistake in future. He also said that he would write a letter to the AICC Chief, Ms Sonia Gandhi, on the issue. He said the Union Ministry had invited the local officials of his ministry but not invited him. He said that it was not the first time and the same was done thrice in the past.

He alleged that the Union Textiles Minister, Ms Panabaka Laxmi, did nothing for the State and never allocated funds to the State. He said that he brought Rs 397 crores of Central funds for the sake of weavers in the State. (NSS)

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