Power, gas problems are Naidu’s sins

Squarely blaming TDP president
Chandrababu Naidu for the LPG problems and power scarcity in the state, Sharmila
said the state would have surely been spared of the cooking gas price hike and
electricity scarcity if Naidu had not handed over the Krishna Godavari (KG) gas
basin to the Reliance Industries during his regime.

Sharmila, who is doing
Maro Praja Prasthanam Padayatra on behalf of YSR Congress Party president Y.S.
Jagan Mohan Reddy, said Naidu handed over KG Basin to Reliance for selfish
reasons and to benefit Eenadu Chairman Ramoji Rao.

“KG Basin is a God-gift
to us. If Naidu had not handed it over to Reliance, it would have met the needs
of our power sector, gas based industries and agriculture besides supplying
cooking gas to all our homes through pipe lines,” Sharmila told a huge public
meeting at Guntakal in Anantapuram district during the course of Maro  Praja Prasthanam Padayatra on Wednesday.

When YSR became CM, he
wrote to the Centre explaining the injustice done to the state on KG Basin and
seeking to cancel the decision but Centre too didn’t heed the request. “Through
his decision, Naidu facilitated the purchase of Eenadu shares by Reliance at
jacked up prices,” Sharmila said, adding Naidu’s decision had betrayed the

Sharmila flayed the
Centre for not ordering any probe on the KG Basin deal though CAG has said it
was a bigger scam than the 2G. “Tehelka website declared Naidu as the richest
politician in the country. Naidu allotted hundreds of acres to IMG Bharata at cheaper
rates and gave lands to Emaar Properties at Rs.26 lakh per acre while Naidu’s
wife sold land at the rate of Rs.1 Cr per acre in the same area. Communists also
asked Naidu to explain as to how he has earned more than Rs.2000 Cr in a short
span of time but there is no probe against Naidu,” she said lambasting the
Centre for favoritism extended to him.

 (Updated on Nov 8, 2012)

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