APCC chief accuses CM of encouraging sand mafia

Published Dec 7, 2015, 11:22 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 8:12 pm IST
APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy
 APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy

Anantapur: APCC chief N. Raghuveera Reddy lashed out at Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu over large scale irregularities in sand mining. Mr Raghuveera Reddy accused that the CM was encouraging sand mafia among his party men in all parts of the state.

Speaking to media at Madakasira in the district on Sunday, he observed the TD government had failed in all aspects to initiate developmental activities and also to get special status from the Centre.

Referring to domination of TD leaders who were leading the sand mafia, he observed that the mafia was selling out sand to other states, and there was no proper vigilance by departments because the CM himself was permitting party leaders to turn into mafia in all parts.

Mr Reddy further alleged not even a single project got minimum funds to see completion in Rayalaseema. Recalling that 90 per cent of projects were finished during Congress regime, the TD government was claiming them as their efforts and it is not in a position to complete rest of the work. He further alleged the government was permitting contractors to get excess rates with abnormal estimates.

Mr Reddy feared Chennai type threat to newly proposed capital area and demanded state government to change the place that should be free from impact of floods and earth quakes.

“The capital area which is totally an agriculture land would have more possibilities of inundation, sinkholes,” the APCC chief said.



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