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WATCH: Fiery CM Jagan Mohan Reddy Scalds Chandrababu Naidu In Andhra Pradesh Assembly Over Farm Loan Waiver Promise

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The ruling YSRCP and the TDP had a massive face-off on the very first day of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Budget session
  • CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy accused the previous Telugu Desam Party led government of not fulfilling the promise of farm loan waivers
  • The TDP MLAs took a huge exception to this and started raising their voices

The ruling YSRCP and the TDP had a massive face-off on the very first day of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Budget session. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy accused the previous Telugu Desam Party led government of not fulfilling the promise of farm loan waivers. The TDP MLAs took a huge exception to this and started raising their voices. However, CM Reddy continued to make speech and pinpointed how the farmers are in distress.

This was followed by the TDP MLAs creating chaos in the assembly. The TDP gave a privilege notice to the government that the chief minister has given wrong information about interest-free loans to farmers. During the discussion, TDP chief and the former CM Chandrababu Naidu countered the challenge by CM Reddy and asked whether he will resign. 

Later CM Jagan answered the notice during which at least 20 TDP MLAs began interrupting his speech. The ruling party MLAs raised their voices to counter them. This led to a ruckus in the house. CM Reddy's speech was interrupted midway. "You have not fulfilled promises in the TDP government. I will take action if you guys don't stop this ruckus. How will farmers survive if they still have not got the loan waivers," he said.

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Jagan Mohan Reddy's crackdown against Naidu

In June, the Andhra Pradesh CM called for legal action against Chandrababu Naidu.  He ordered a probe into alleged corruption in power purchase agreements signed by the previous TDP government. 

Jagan, who held a high-level review meeting on the power sector, said there was "massive corruption" in the purchase of power and also in the setting up of new generating stations in the last five years that pushed the electricity sector in the state into the red. "Who purchased power at high prices and who decided to do so? Will peoples money be looted in such a brazen manner? Conduct an inquiry and take legal action against all those involved, including the then Chief Minister and the then energy minister," he said.

He also announced a Cabinet Sub-Committee would be set up to probe various scandals in over 30 issues under the Chandrababu Naidu regime.

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