Andhra Pradesh

BJP-TDP ties under strain in Prakasam

Probe sought into misuse of NREGS, Swachh mission funds

The ties between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telugu Desam Party, which share power both at the Centre and in the State, have come under strain with the BJP accusing the TDP of not following the ‘'coalition dharma’.

Alleging ‘gross misuse’ of MG-NREGS and Swachh Bharat funds by the State government in the district, BJP Prakasam district president P V Krishna Reddy demanded at a media conference here on Monday an impartial inquiry and suspension of officials concerned.

Stating that the TDP is treating the BJP more as a rival party than a friendly ally he said it was unfortunate that regional party accused the Centre of meting out a raw deal to the fledgling State at a time when the NDA Government had provided ₹ 2,75,000 crore to the State.

Alleging misuse of ₹ 16 crore under MG-NREGS and another ₹ two crore under Swachh Bharat in Tripurantakam mandal, he said citing an example that an individual sanitary latrine(ISL) had been sanctioned in the name of a deceased person in Tripurantakam.He alleged instead of taking action against the official concerned, cases had been foisted on BJP functionaries who had recently quit the TDP to join the saffron party.

“'We have drawn the attention of the Central and State leadership to the developments in the district,” he said, adding senior party leader Somu Veerraju would lead a demonstration to be organised by the BJP here shortly.

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