Telugu Mahila State president Sobha Hymavathi on Monday said the campaign against liquor syndicate would be intensified and demanded Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to dismiss Transport Minister Botcha Satyanarayana for owning several liquor shops in Vizianagaram district in the name of his family members and benamis.
Ms. Hymavathi, who has filed a public interest litigation in the High Court recently seeking reposting of IPS officer K. Srinivas Reddy in the Anti-Corruption Bureau and head of Special Investigation Team to probe into liquor syndicate-politician-businessmen nexus, told reporters that Mr. Reddy was promoted and transferred as IG of Coastal Security with a political motive.
Following instructions from the Congress high command during the Delhi visit, the Chief Minister transferred Mr. Srinivas Reddy as part of a ‘compromise deal' with Mr. Satyanarayana, the Telugu Mahila leader alleged.
The High Court should monitor the progress made by ACB regularly as the ruling establishment would try to influence the investigation in view of involvement of several VVIPs in the liquor business, she said. Ms. Hymavathi said the TDP would continue its campaign against liquor syndicate and wanted people to make the protest programme at Vizianagaram on April 21 a grand success. Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu during his recent visit to Vizianagaram announced that he himself would participate in the programme.
Telugu Mahila city unit president A. Vani was present.