TRS MLA stalls collectorate building: Uttam Kumar Reddy
Deccan Chronicle.| MOULI MAREEDU
Uttam Kumar Reddy criticised the state government for paying exorbitant rents for Huzurnagar TRS MLA Saidi Reddy's current office (DC File Image)
HYDERABAD: Nalgonda MP N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, on Friday, alleged that the construction of the Surpayet district collectorate building was being delayed as the state government has been paying rent of Rs 1 crore every year to Huzurnagar TRS MLA Saidi Reddy to house the offices currently.
Speaking to reporters after visiting the collectorate, Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Saidi Reddy and some ministers were not allowing the construction of the collectorate building.
He said the collectorate was located in Kamakshi Engineering College near Durajpally of Chivvemla mandal. The MP said this building was far away from the town and inconvenient for the general public to approach.
"For years together, local people have been complaining about the unsuitability of the building and its location. However, MLA Saidi Reddy and some ministers are delaying the construction of a new collectorate to continue to get Rs 1 crore per annum rent from the building which houses a college that has gone sick," he said.
"The TRS is heading for a huge defeat in the next elections. Having sensed a humiliating defeat, TRS leaders have intensified the loot in all possible forms," he alleged. Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Saidi Reddy was into land, sand, mines, wines and other kinds of the mafia. He claimed that the situation was no different in other parts of the state.
"The wholesale liquor business is controlled by the Kalvakuntla family while the retail business is controlled by ministers and MLAs. The Kalvakuntla family is earning hundreds of crores a month by deciding what brands Telangana Beverages Corporation should buy, at what price, and the quantity. Similarly, the local TRS MLAs are earning tens of crores a month by having control over all the liquor shops in their constituencies," he alleged.
"In my five terms as MLA and as MP now, I have not seen more brazen and shameless corruption as now in the TRS from Chief Minister to MLAs," Uttam Kumar Reddy said.