Naidu Promises Action Against Sand Mafia

Chandrababu Naidu said that the Yerpedu incident would be investigated by a senior ISS officer and sand would be brought under Essential Commodities Act.

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has said he would invoke PD Act to prevent sand theft. He said the MRO was suspended. He promised to get the incident investigated by a senior IAS officer. There is a proposal to bring sand under essential Commodities Act.

Speaking to media persons here after Niti Ayog Governing Council meeting here on Sunday, Naidu said the deaths in truck accident happened because the driver was drunk and he had no licence to drive heavy vehicles. He said Dhanunjaya Naidu and Ramesh Naidu who were involved in sand business have been suspended from the TDP.

Naidu said social media postings should not hurt people and they should not defame anyone. Fair criticism is always taken in right spirit. There should be no obscene postings.  There is no problem with freedom of expression. But one should not indulge in criminal instigation, said Naidu. He reiterated that he was the pioneer in IT industry in AP.

A Core Data Authority is being established with all the details of families on the lines of Aadhar Cards, Naidu said. He also informed that all the Government services would be brought under one App.

Telangana has Hyderabad and Karnataka has Bengaluru. Since there is no such mega city in AP the economic activity is low, he explained. There is deficit of ₹16,000 crore. The Centre had to help. We have requested the PM for the sanction of railway zone.

In per capita income, Andhra Pradesh  is down in the fifth place. The per capita income in AP is ₹ 1,22,376 where it is higher in other Southern States. This is because if the Bifurcation of the State.

We did not ask for special status but wanted special package given, Naidu said. He remarked that there is nothing wrong in learning Hindi. People of other States also should learn South Indian languages.

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