The ACB charge-sheet mentioning Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s name 22 times merits to include his name as the prime accused in the cash for vote scam, YSR Congress has said and affirmed that the TDP President has been in Delhi to wriggle out of the situation he is in and not for mounting pressure on Centre to pursue the people’s issues.
‘The charge sheet has mentioned Chandrababu Naidu’s name 22 times and there is no reason as to why he should not be included as A-1 in the case. His Delhi trip is not for special status or other state related issues but only to save his skin from the cash for vote imbroglio,’ Party leader Botsa Satyanarayana told reporters on Tuesday.
“It is more than clear that the cash for vote scam took place under his direction and we demand that his name should included as the prime accused in the case as circumstantial evidence points towards the Chief Minister as the main culprit,” he said.
His sudden tour to Delhi is only to cover up and come out of the serious issue and has been mortgaging the State interests for his personal and political gains. “This is the reason why he is not able to mount pressure on Centre on Special status,” he said.
Earlier, releasing the August 29 dharna poster, party leader Ummreddy Venkateswarlu said that Chandrababu Naidu has been silent on the Special status issue and a day after YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a dharna in Delhi demanding Special status, TDP leaders met Union Minister for Finance and came out with nothing concrete but an argument that there would be special package for the state and not special status.
“We welcome the special package but we definitely need special status as the benefits are far reaching than the special package, for which there is no concrete announcement. The Centre had announced a whopping Rs 1.65 lakh crore package to Bihar and Chief Minister TDP MPs and ministers are silent which shows that they are on a compromise formula vis-à-vis cash for vote scam,’ he said.
The August 29 bandh call was given by party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during the Delhi dharna as the TDP has failed to make any attempt towards special status.
The district committees of the Party have met to chalk out the programme to make the dharna a success, he said and appealed to all sections of people to participate in the bandh in a big way.