Hyderabad, June 24 : Questioning the foreign trips of TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress has demanded the state and central governments to investigate into the tours which are reportedly undertaken to mobilise funds for the impending elections.
“Naidu has been on foreign tours before the 2004 and 2009 elections as well and his recent US tour, though termed as personal, fits into the pattern of routing money from offshore to fund the elections back home and we demand a thorough investigation into all his foreign tours from 1995,” party leader Janak Prasad told reporters here on Monday.
While enjoying the status of a cabinet minister, Naidu did not attended the first phase of budget session for a single day and in the second phase he just spoke for four minutes and left for the US citing personal reasons.
Being leader of opposition, he did not raise his voice in support of the people who are facing hardships and with reports that the general elections would take place in November, he went to the US to mobilise funds and route them to the country through some of the shell companies, he said.
“Our Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma has made a mention about this in the petition which the court did not admit as there were many charges made against him. Now we demand the state and central governments to investigate his foreign tours and the reported allegation that he has been raising funds from foreign soil and routing them to the country through illegal means,” he said.
The drama he enacted at Delhi on the Uttarakhand tragedy has no conviction as he left the locals in the lurch and placed personal interests ahead of the people’s problems of the state.
Naidu has been frequently visiting Israel, Dubai, Singapore and other places and he is desperate this time and is going all out to route more funds, he said.
Shifting the tirade on union minister K Chiranjeevi, he said, “The film-star turned politician remarks against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy have been unsavoury as he speaks of economic offenders. When there was cache of Rs 40 crores in the house of his kin, the case was swept under the carpet. With the investigation agencies unable to prove a single charge against YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during the past one-and-a-half years, Chiranjeevi’s statement is just out of place, he said.
“Our leader is only accused and is in judicial custody. The minister should know the legal terms properly before speak out in the public,” he said.
Chiranjeevi who traded his political party (PRP) with Congress should not be speaking of morals and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be the ultimate winner in people’s court, he said. INN