Amaravati: Minister for Transport Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) has flayed TDP and its friendly media for trying to defame Andhra Pradesh linking it to Gujarat narcotics case.
Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, the minister said that a person residing in Chennai had used Vijayawada address for his business and was caught transporting drugs from Gujarat to Delhi. Although the incident happened a week ago, TDP leaders with their media channels, like Andhra Talibans, are distorting the facts and showcasing as if Vijayawada had turned into a hub for narcotics. He said that the Vijayawada Police Commissioner had already issued a clarification and denied the connection with the Gujarat drug case, but a section of media is still falsely propagating to defame the government.
Further, the minister questioned whether it was true or not that the previous government smuggled red sandalwood logs to Japan through Heritage vans. He said that the opposition has been splurging money on social media posts to defame the government but no matter how many posts are made on social media, people are with Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has given a landslide victory in the recent ZPTC and MPTC polls.
Meanwhile addressing a separate press conference, Minister for Civil Supplies Kodali Venkateswara Rao (Nani) said that YSRCP won the ZPTC and MPTC elections with 95 percent and 85 percent of the votes, despite facing the conspiracies by opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu and former SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh. He said that the former SEC had unilaterally postponed the polls just three days before the election date citing Covid-19. Although the new SEC conducted the polls in March this year, the opposition knocked the doors of the High Court and stopped the counting fearing defeat.
Minister Nani came down hard on Chandrababu stating that Naidu does not have the guts to challenge the Chief Minister and further dared him to resign in Kuppam and go for elections. He said that Chandrababu could not see the people blessing Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, and thus put on a drama of boycotting the polls. In the recent elections, almost 800 TDP candidates have won, and can this be termed as boycotting the elections, or did they all defy Chandrababu. He said that YSRCP had won in Chandrababu Naidu’s own village Naravaripalle in the Kuppam constituency and added that TDP is not coming to power in the near future.