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Republic Accesses CM Jagan Mohan Reddy's Order On Probe Against Predecessor Chandrababu Naidu, Forms Panel To Review TDP Govt Policies

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • In the document, the Reddy government accused the previous TDP government of corruption, exploitation for personal gains. 
  • The government will review the procurement systems and tenders adopted by the previous government.
  • The committee comes a day after the 'Praja Vedika' building constructed next to the residence of Naidu by the previous TDP government was taken down on orders of Reddy

Republic exclusively accessed the order passed by the Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy government in a crackdown against his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu. 

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister passed an order to look into major policies, contract, tender, programs, projects, announcements and financial decisions taken by the previous Chandrababu Naidu government. 

In the document, the Reddy government accused the previous TDP government of corruption, exploitation for personal gains. 

The document read, "The governance during the past five years was characterised by unbridled corruption, ruthless exploitation of natural resources – land, water resources, mines, etc. - for private gain." 

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Even before coming to power, Reddy has maintained that there was corruption directly from the chief minister's office in every policy, announcement made by the administration and further alleged that the beneficiaries were not just government officials by the former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu himself. 

Tightening the noose around Naidu, the probe will look into the following: 

  • Impact of key projects of the TDP government to the wastage and misuse of public resources. 
  • Misuse of public policies
  • The government will review the procurement systems and tenders adopted by the previous government. 
  • It will further review major Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), Memoranda of Agreements (MOA), Letters of Intent (LOI), Joint Ventures (JVs), Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs), etc., executed/launched on behalf of the government.
  • Review on what basis where the people were assigned the role of consultancy and were given government projects and awarded.

Here is what the Sub-committee would do: 

  • The Sub-Committee will identify the person /persons/institutions responsible for prima facie malafide decisions and actions, and recommend appropriate action
  • Review  the land granted by the Naidu government for various projects and if anybody benefited personally from the deal
  • Review all major mining leases granted during the period 
  • Review investments in the power sector and infrastructure projects approved and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) 
  • Review the major public-private partnership (PPP) projects awarded by different departments, especially Health, Education, Nutrition programs, etc., 
  • Review in great detail major projects like Polavaram, Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) activities and works taken up, ports, airports, highway projects and so on.  
  • CID Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Vigilance and Enforcement Department (V &E) and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) each will deploy a senior official of the rank of not less than Superintendent of Police to assist the subcommittee.

 

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The committee comes a day after the 'Praja Vedika' building constructed next to the residence of Naidu by the previous TDP government was taken down on orders of chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning.

Since taking charge, Reddy had revamped many of Naidu's policies by renaming various schemes and policies of the previous TDP government. He also made a strong pitch to the Centre for Special Category Status (SCS) to be given to his state at the meeting of the fifth governing council of NITI Aayog on June 18. 

In a major setback to Naidu, even the TDP spokesperson Dinakar Lanka, on Wednesday has quit the party and has joined the BJP in the presence of BJP working president JP Nadda, as confirmed by Lanka himself to Republic TV.

Meanwhile, Naidu has complained of political vendetta by Reddy against him pertaining to the crackdown. 
 

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