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Raghavulu told to explain background of the `misleading episode' to the people

ANANTAPUR: State president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) N. Indrasena Reddy has likened the row between State secretary of CPI (M) B.V. Raghavulu and Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy to a match-fixing episode.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, he alleged that the war of words between the Chief Minister and the CPI (M) leader appeared to be a match fixing. He urged Mr. Raghavulu to explain the background of the row to the people, as the episode was misleading.

While the Left party was supporting the Congress-led Government at the Centre, it was targeting the Congress Government in the State, the BJP leader said. He suggested the CPI (M) to withdraw support to Congress at the Centre if its State unit's charges on Congress Government in the State were genuine. He came in defence of Mr. Raghavulu's charges that about Rs. 1,000 crores had changed hands in the bids for irrigation projects.

On arches being set up for the Congress plenary scheduled at Hyderabad from January 21 to 23, Mr. Indrasena Reddy said they be named after various scams involved in by the Congress Governments. Instead of naming them after freedom fighters and Congress leaders it would be appropriate to give them names on scams in oil, weapons (Bofors), Volkswagen, endowments lands and irrigation projects, among others.

The BJP would take up a campaign in villages in the State in February in the name of `Palle Pilupu' to expose the failure of Government schemes.


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