YSR’s regime was corrupt: Minister

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Endowments Minister C.Ramachandraiah has said that late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s government was steeped in corruption.

“The YSR regime was corrupt,” he said in reply to a question at a press conference here on Wednesday.

Mr. Ramachandraiah addressed media persons to hit out at TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for his criticism of Union Minister K.Chiranjeevi and his Praja Rajyam’s merger into the Congress.

Fielding questions on the corruption in YSR government, the Minister said it was for the high command to take a decision on the Ministers allegedly involved in irregularities to favour companies owned by the former Chief Minister’s family. “Personally, I feel the tainted Ministers should not continue in the Cabinet. I do not have the strength to get them ousted from the Cabinet,” he remarked.

Training his guns on the TDP president, Mr. Ramachandraiah said it was ridiculous to say that merger of PR in Congress was an act of deception.

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