Congress divided on fight against KCR government

Congress, which is raring to take on the TRS govt over its alleged scams in the hope of bouncing back to power, seems to be unable to make its leaders stand united in their attack on the govt.

Published: 16th June 2017 04:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2017 06:32 AM   |  A+A-


By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  The Congress, which is raring to take on the TRS government over its alleged scams in the hope of bouncing back to power, seems to be unable to make its leaders stand united in their attack on the government.

The internal differences among its leaders came to the fore again when they called on governor ESL Narasimhan here on Thursday to complain about the Miyapur land scam. 

After meeting the governor, Rangareddy district Congress leader Kichhannagari Laxma Reddy (KLR) made a veiled criticism against Congress Legislature Party leader K Jana Reddy, saying that some senior leaders were not attacking the government with full force. 

“There are reports that some of our leaders are also involved in the scam. Our party seniors are not condemning such reports firmly. Further, a few senior leaders are going soft on the government. Such leaders should quit their posts if they can’t fight the government’s corruption,” Laxma Reddy said. 

Responding to this, Jana Reddy said he was condemning the remarks made by Rangareddy leaders. The leader of the opposition made it clear that he was ready to expose the government’s corruption and failures. 

Interestingly, party leaders have been speaking in different voices for the past two days on how to carry on their fight against the government on the land scam. For instance, while TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded a CBI inquiry, the CLP, which met under the leadership of Jana Reddy on Thursday, decided to call on Union home minister Rajnath Singh to lodge a complaint.But some leaders from Rangareddy such as Laxma Reddy said they would stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the land scam.

Act to be amended to stop registration of Jagir lands 
The state government will amend the Records of Rights Act so that Jagir lands will not be registered in names of private persons. At a review meeting held with officials on Thursday, CM KCR directed them to prepare bills for controlling adulteration, duplicates, gambling and cheating cases.

“We have to curb these malpractices and make arrangements for discussing these issues in the cabinet meeting on June 17. We will bring ordinances immediately,” he said. The existing Acts would be amended or new Acts brought in, if necessary, he said. Rao also directed the officials to bring about changes in RoR Act as registration of Jagir lands was continuing in TS.

ACB officials seize a huge cache of gold ornaments
from residence of suspended sub registrar Ramesh
Chandra Reddy in Hyderabad on Thursday | Express

Sub-registrars gifted gold ornaments for illegal transactions
The suspended Sub Registrars received gold ornaments from private persons for illegal registration.  The Anti-Corruption Bureau officials, during raids on the residences of accused officers, unearthed gold ornaments including movable and immovable assets worth crores.

The ACB, during raid on the residence of a suspended sub-registrar (Medchal) TV Ramesh Chandra Reddy on Thursday, unearthed 3.5 kg gold ornaments, besides other illegal assets. The officials seized I14 crore worth illegal properties from the suspended Miyapur sub-registrar R Srinivasa Rao. They also unearthed `8 crore worth properties from Balanagar suspended sub-registrar Mohammed Yousuf.


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