Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday stated that he believes that the probe against the alleged illegal wealth amassed by YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy by the CBI would be fair.
Addressing the massive gathering of party workers on various issues at NTR Trust Bhavan, the TDP chief said unlike other enquiries conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation, probe against Jagan has been initiated on the directions of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Naidu said that he would not believe earlier probes conducted by the CBI as they have been ordered by various successive governments, parties and political leaders have influenced the probe. “The CBI, the country’s premier investigating agency should act responsibly on various scams witnessed during various tenures. However, it has failed to perform up to the level of people’s expectations,” he said.
In Jagan’s case, since the High Court has ordered the probe, the CBI officials would not have any political pressure on them and they would submit a fair report directly to the court.
Naidu alleged that Jagan amassed wealth with the open support of Congress high command.
Naidu also reiterated that Jagan would re-join the Congress party, the parent party anytime and the hint given by Jagan proves that he would not join communal BJP.
Responding to Jagan allegation that Naidu resorted to irregularities in the allotment of lands, the TDP chief refuted his charges and said that all land allotments took place transparently during his tenure. He alleged that former chief minister YSR violated rules and regulations and allotted lands to industrialists by forcibly taking them from farmers.
The TDP chief said although no irregularities took place during his tenure in land allotments, YSR ordered 26 different probes against him. “However, I came clean and proved my probity,” Naidu stated.
Naidu also blamed the state government for its failure to address the farmers’ woes despite the Godavari district farmers declaring `crop holiday’ in 3 lakh acres. To collect first hand information from farmers, he said that a delegation of national level leaders would visit the Godavari districts on August 26-27 and submit a report on pathetic situation to the Centre.
When the reporters asked Naidu about the government appointing Mohan Kandha committee to look into farmers issues, Naidu said the appointment of committee would not serve any purpose.(INN)