Underneath home arrest as TRS govt fears I’ll elevate land public sale graft in Parliament: state Congress chief

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Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy Tuesday stated the state authorities had put him underneath home arrest as a result of it feared that he would elevate alleged corruption points in Parliament.

Lok Sabha MP Reddy, together with MLAs Jayaprakash Reddy and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and others, had been detained by the police whereas going to Kokapet on the outskirts of Hyderabad the place the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi authorities had not too long ago held a land public sale. Congress leaders declare corruption within the e-auction of land which fetched the federal government almost Rs 2,000 crore.

“We had data that he was to proceed to Kokapet to carry a dharna and create a legislation and order state of affairs that he was prevented (from doing),” stated an official, who didn’t want to be named.

Reddy stated: “I used to be prevented from going to Parliament because the Chief Minister (Ok Chandrashekara Rao) fears that I’ll elevate the problem of corruption within the state. They’re afraid as a result of they offered prime authorities land at much less costs, and it’s a massive rip-off involving crores. The individuals who bought the lands at throwaway costs are both kin or identified to TRS occasion leaders. I’d have raised this challenge in Parliament however they prevented me from going,’’

Within the early hours of Monday morning, police arrived at Reddy’s home and prevented him from going out of the home. The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla that he was being stored underneath home arrest and never being allowed to go to Parliament.

The Monsoon session of the Home started Monday.

The Telangana authorities had carried out the e-auction of eight plots measuring roughly 50 acres which had been with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Improvement Authority. The method was carried out via public sector agency MSTC Ltd.

The public sale was opposed by activists who filed a petition within the Telangana Excessive Courtroom. The Telangana authorities knowledgeable the court docket that it desires to promote the land to beat the income shortfall as a result of pandemic lockdown final yr, and acknowledged that the public sale was being carried out on-line in a good and clear method.

The Excessive Courtroom allowed the federal government to go forward with the public sale, and HMDA fastened a base worth of Rs 25 crore per acre.

After the public sale, nonetheless, Congress leaders claimed among the individuals who bought the lands had been kin of TRS occasion leaders.

“Manne Satyanarayana Reddy who owns MSN Laboratories efficiently bid and bought land. He’s brother of TRS MP Manne Srinivas Reddy. A parcel of land was bought by a realty group near a district collector,’’ stated AICC Spokesperson Daoju Sravan.

Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and City Improvement, Arvind Kumar stated the net public sale was held in a good and clear method and that solely the very best bidders had been capable of buy the land.

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