A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the High Court seeking an investigation into the amount spent by transport minister and APCC President Botcha Satyanarayana for his daughter’s wedding held recently at Vizianagaram.
Petitioner L Ravi Kumar Reddy, State Convenor for Congress Secular Hindu Forum, claimed that the forum was formed by some senior Congress workers to protect the interests of the Indian National Congress. He said the minister had abused power for the wedding attended by governors of three states, the Chief Minister, about 70 percent of the state cabinet and 150 legislators among several others. It is estimated that about Rs. 50 crore was spent for the mega event.
On the day of wedding, the common man had suffered a lot due to traffic jams on the roads between Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram, he said.
The petitioner requested the court to direct the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax to inquire into the amount spent by Botcha Satyanarayana and also to direct the state Chief Secretary to submit a report on the Government’s expenditure in providing accommodation transportation etc. to the VVIPs and VIPs who had attended the marriage.