KTR Denies Corruption In Purchase Of Police Vehicles
Hyderabad: Vehicles purchased for Telangana Police were at rates decided by the previous Congress regime itself, remarked IT Minister KT Rama Rao, refuting allegations of corruption in the deal.
In an attempt to turn the tables against Opposition parties, KTR told media on Tuesday that allegations of wrongdoing in purchase of police vehicles levelled by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh had no truth in them and were made with mala fide intentions.
Revealing complete details of the transaction, the IT Minister said vehicles were bought at the same rates, as decided during the Congress regime. No dealers or middlemen were involved and orders were placed directly with the manufacturer.
Retorting whether Jairam Ramesh had ever won a direct election, he demanded an apology from the Congress leader for his comments.
KTR alleged that during the Congress regime, sand mafia ruled the roost. But the KCR Government earned revenue of Rs 600 crores this year from sand mining. “We don’t have the habit of doing scams,” he remarked. He also criticised another senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh as well as TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy for their comments.
The IT Minister claimed that Congress was resorting to these cheap tactics as it has lost its identity in Telangana.