Lokesh discounts Opposition criticism on his assets

Dara Gopi

Amaravati: Telugu Desam national general secretary and MLC-elect, Nara Lokesh, on Thursday ridiculed the Opposition criticism on his assets.

Speaking to media persons, Lokesh said that he had declared his family assets earlier basing on their acquisition value. However, in the Election Commission affidavit, he was expected to mention the market value of the assets, which the Opposition was misinterpreting. He said that his family had been into vegetables and milk business for over 24 years which is the main source of revenue for the family. “It took 24 years for us to see the share value increase unlike Jaganmohan Reddy’s case which took just a few months to see the increase,” he said.

He said his family had been declaring the family assets to be role model in politics. They have been honest and sincere in placing the family assets before the people, he said and dared Jaganmohan Reddy to declare his family assets. He had also asked Jaganmohan Reddy to come for an open debate on the family assets.

He claimed that no politician in the country was voluntarily disclosing the family assets as they have been doing. He said that people in the State and the country were aware of their business and revenue and they would not buy the lies of the Opposition.

Stating that he had 23,62,400 shares in the Heritage and the share value was increasing over the years. He said that the share value of the Heritage had gone up by Rs 8 today and the increase is constant, which is the reason for the growth in the asset value.

Lokesh said that the Opposition was spreading false news against the family which people would not believe. He sought to advise people not to watch Sakshi TV and read Sakshi paper. He wanted people to discord the YSR Congress party, its leaders and its media. He predicted that the YSR Congress would get defeated in the 2019 elections too.

The TDP national general secretary said that Jaganmohan Reddy has become synonym for corruption in the State politics. Jagan was facing 23 cases, 12 charge sheets and was responsible for imprisonment of six IAS officers and two industrialists, he alleged. He further said that Jaganmohan Reddy and his family have filed over 40 cases against Chandrababu Naidu and asserted that none of the cases were proved.

 

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