HYDERABAD: Opposition leader in the Assembly N Chandrababu Naidu has slammed the government for not being able to contain corruption and growth of liquor syndicates in the state.
Naidu, who arrived at the Assembly in a rally from NTR Ghat protesting against the way the Speaker had constituted a House committee on land allotments, reacted to Governor ESL Narasimhan’s address on predictable lines.
He said the Congress had described the last one year as a historic period. “I would like to know how it has become historic. Is it because of the CBI investigating corruption and sending IAS officers to jail? Or, is it because the Governor remained a mute spectator when the ACB mentioned in its remand report the name of a minister as being recipient of Rs10 lakh and another minister admitting that he had 31 liquor shops,” he asked.
Naidu said on the agriculture front, the state government had failed miserably. It could not ensure relief reached drought-affected farmers in time. The drought team from the Centre is visiting villages during rains when farmers had even forgotten the travails that they had gone through when their crops dried up, he said. He wanted to know if the Governor was aware of suicide by farmers who were unable to get remunerative prices.