Tirupati: Minister for agriculture Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy came down heavily on the BJP and YSRC and alleged that the Prime Minister’s office has been turned into a hub of power brokers and lobbyists who were using the power of the office to loot public money in order to fill their own pockets.
The minister took part in a two-day workshop held on Farmers Producers’ Organisation here in Tirupati on Tuesday.
Speaking to mediapersons after visiting the workshop, Somireddy alleged that after the NJP rose to power at the Centre, they have been using the CBI and ED for their own purpose of vengeance against their rival parties.
Pointing out that there are hundreds of BJP leaders, who are multi-millionaires and businessmen in the state, Somireddy asked why there were no I-T raids and CBI or ED attacks on them. "Why those departments only targeted few TD leaders, especially C.M. Ramesh, who fought for the Kadapa Steel Plant?” he questioned. He further said that those attacks on C.M. Ramesh were only to defame the TD and strengthen YSRC, who colluded with the BJP, in Kadapa district.
Reacting to the comments of BJP leaders over Agri Gold assets, Somireddy said, "The Agri gold issue was in the court even though the State Government was trying hard to do justice to the victims". He then asked the BJP to come forward and purchase the assets of Agri Gold along with the State government on 50-50 share basis.
Speaking on the Titli Cyclone effect, he alleged that the BJP Government has been escaping without paying any relief fund to them, and mentioned that the BJP has no right to talk on behalf of farmers.
"YSRC has been provoking the BJP against the TD to get political mileage and has been creating hurdles to hamper the development of the state,” he said.