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K Keshav Rao cancels land deal; now D Srinivas lands in a row

TRS secretary-general K Keshav Rao announced on Wednesday that his family had decided to forgo the lands they had bought at Ibrahimpatnam near the city.

Published: 15th June 2017 04:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2017 04:48 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: On a day when another TRS MP D Srinivas was accused of cornering assigned lands in Medchal, TRS secretary-general K Keshav Rao announced on Wednesday that his family had decided to forgo the lands they had bought at Ibrahimpatnam near the city.

“We don’t want to get into the muddy deal. We are not prepared to fight against our own government and our leader (KCR),” Keshav Rao said. Keshav Rao said he was sure of the genuineness of the land purchased by his family at Hafeezpur in Ibrahimpatnam and got it registered on a court direction. “But the government thinks the lands belong to it. So I am advising my family members not to be further involved in this muddy deal but to get back their consideration money by cancelling the sale deed from the vendors, Virgo Global Media Ltd,” he said in a statement.

D Srinivas too was caught in a political storm over a land deal with the Congress and TDP accusing him of getting assigned lands in Medchal mandal, which had been allotted to Dalits during Indira Gandhi’s regime, registered in his family members’s names. The two parties sought action against both Keshav Rao and Srinivas. 

Telangana Joint Action Committee chairman M Kodandaram, while rejecting chief minister’s claim that the exchequer had not lost a single rupee in the scam, demanded a CBI probe. The government itself released a list of registration irregularities, he recalled.

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