Ponnam repeats charge against Jagadish Reddy

HYDERABAD: Congress leader Ponnam Prabhakar on Monday reiterated his charge against Power Minister G. Jagadish Reddy that he had had received five per cent amount out of Rs 500 crore released as part of the fee reimbursement to the students, when Mr. Reddy was Minister for Education.

He claimed to have “full evidence” to substantiate the allegations he had made earlier. The former Karimnagr MP demanded that the Chief Minister order a probe into the allegations against Mr. Jagadish Reddy. He also made it clear that he would reveal the irrefutable evidence either before an inquiry committee or a court.

The wordy duel between Mr. Ponnam and Jagadish Reddy took a serious turn when the Minister demanded proof to substantiate his allegations that he had taken bribes for sanctioning amount for fee reimbursement. The ex-MP had also questioned Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for removing former deputy Chief Minister Rajaiah on corruption charge but taking no action against Mr. Jagadish Reddy?

He also said though he had made a complaint through the toll-free number that was dedicated to take calls regarding corruption, there was no response so far on it. The Congress leader slammed Jagadish Reddy for using harsh language while criticizing him. (NSS)

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