Andhra Pradesh

Rosaiah rejects demand for inquiry against Ministers

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah on Monday ruled out any inquiry into charges of corruption levelled by some senior Congress leaders against a few of his cabinet colleagues.

“There is no need for any such inquiry,” Mr. Rosaiah said in Zaheerabad where he came to attend the Prajapatham (administration at the people’s doorstep) programme.

Senior Congress MP from Guntur Rayapati Sambasiva Rao has petitioned AICC chief Sonia Gandhi against some of the state ministers saying there were many “Madhu Kodas” in Rosaiah’s Cabinet and demanded action against them.

Amalapuram MP G. Harsha Kumar made a similar demand while senior leader Palvai Govardhan Reddy and others too public levelled allegations of corruption against the ministers, much to the discomfiture of the ruling party.

Questioned about the vigilance inquiry ordered against Revenue Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, facing allegations of misappropriation of MGNREGP funds, the Chief Minister said the minister himself volunteered to face a probe to prove his innocence.

Asked whether Congress’ image has taken a beating because of the graft allegations against the ministers levelled by senior party MPs and other leaders, Mr. Rosaiah replied in the negative.

The temperature was 43 degrees Celsius in Zaheerabad but the Chief Minister enthusiastically took part in two programmes in the town after flying down from Hyderabad.

On Sunday, he was in Guntur, his native district attending a series of programmes.

“I am duty—bound to do this. I am not at all feeling uncomfortable,” the Chief Minister replied when asked about his heli-hopping trips to various regions of the state.

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