Land scams date back to TD regime: Rajini

VISHAKHAPATNAM: All land irregularities that have surfaced now date back to the Telugu Desam regime led by TD chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, health minister Vidadala Rajini, who is also Visakhapatnam district in-charge minister, underlined here on Saturday.

Speaking to media after conducting the District Review Committee (DRC) meeting in Visakhapatnam on Saturday, the minister said several land records had been tampered with during the TD rule. Following an uproar, the then Telugu Desam government itself constituted the SIT to go into the land scams.

“Most of the lands have been grabbed by TD leaders. None of ruling YSRC ministers, MLAs or party workers are involved in the land issues,” Rajini maintained.

On the DRC meeting, she said 40 developmental issues had come up for discussion and 21 of them have been solved. The remaining will also be resolved soon. An action taken report in this regard is being sought from officials of various departments, the minister stated.

When asked about the poor conditions prevailing in King George Hospital in Vizag, the minister maintained that she has made it a point to visit KGH regularly. The hospital administration is focusing on facilities for patients and their attendants. A shed with toilets and drinking water facilities is being built for the convenience of patients’ attendants.

Rajani asserted that the YSRC government has so far appointed 46,000 medical personnel, including doctors, which has never been done in the past.

On housing for poor, the minister said pattas for house sites have been distributed to 1,19,680 of total 1,35,265 eligible families. Total 1,42,784 plots have been created in 73 layouts in the new district of Visakhapatnam.

TD MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu said many names have been deleted from the list of families eligible for allotment of house sites. He asked the minister to prepare a new list of those who had been allotted sites as also those who have been denied the same after having been on the list.

GVMC Commissioner Raja Babu said he would revise the list as suggested by the MLA.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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