Naidu’s hypocrisy on belt shops exposed !

TDP’s hypocrisy and
double standards vis-à-vis its attitude over important public issues has been exposed
to the hilt during the ‘Vasutunna Meekasam’ Padayatra of its president
Chandrababu Naidu when Excise officials seized several cases of spurious liquor
being distributed to the participants of the Yatra and arrested two senior
leaders of the party responsible for it on Sunday.

People were shocked
when Excise police caught red-handed Ananthapuram district TDP leaders S.Srinivasulu
and Suresh alias Dalmil Suri and seized 171 cases of spurious liquor from them
after raiding their farmhouses.

The story of spurious
liquor distribution to the participants of the Yatra began when some party
workers found the taste of the liquor served to them ‘not spicy’ and lodged a
complaint to the Excise officials.

In fact, one Rama Devi
brought to the notice of Naidu the issue of spurious liquor distribution among
the participants of the Yatra at Somamdepalli but Naidu claimed that it was all
happening due to the emergence of innumerable number of belt shops. “I will
order removal of all these belt shops after coming to power” he claimed boldly.

However, reports
indicated that Naidu tried to water down the issue by bringing immense pressure
on the Excise officials through his Delhi contacts so that a normal liquor
distribution case is registered against the leaders.

According to Excise
officials, the spurious liquor was stored in a cellar belonging to the farm
house of district TDP leader Srinivasulu near Kotha cheruvu in the district and
the party leaders have been distributing the spurious liquor daily to the
participants from the day one of the Yatra.

It is also leant that
the labels on the spurious liquor bottles have matched with those of the found
on the Padayatra route.

TDP leaders have been
transporting people to the Naidu’s Yatra on payment of Rs.100 per head and
handing over of a quarter size battle of liquor. It seems the TDP leaders have
resorted to spurious liquor distribution as they are unable to pay for the
original liquor.

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