Undavalli Arun Kumar Slams Both Naidu and KCR

VIJAYAWADA: Former Congress MP from Rajahmundry Undavalli Arun Kumar today excoriated AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for cunningly bringing Section-8 issue to the fore with an intention to protect his skin from the infamous Cash-for-Vote case and trying to portray his personal case as a burning issue between the peoples of the two Telugu States.

Speaking to the media here on Friday, Undavalli contended that Section-8 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act was already in force in Hyderabad for the last one year. “But Naidu, who was caught red-handed in the scam, was harping on Section-8 only to sidetrack the Cash-for-Vote case”, he said, adding that Naidu failed to perform as Chief Minister of AP for the last one-year.

He also argued how the act would be valid if Section- 8 was not valid as being contended by the Telangana leaders. He said the Court will deliver its verdict on his appeal against bifurcation of the United AP.

“Then the Congress and BJP will have to answer me if the Court delivers a favorable verdict on my petition,” he said. He also made it clear that he did not join any political party after quitting the Congress.

The former MP also alleged that Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao made a habit of scolding Andhra people. He predicted that Rao would lose his post if ‘Phone Tapping’ allegations were proved. Stating that there was no link to Andhra Pradesh with Revanth’s bribery episode, he urged the Centre to construct the Polavaram Project and keep its word in this regard. He also alleged that the Andhra Pradesh Government indulged in a 400 crore rupees corruption in Pattiseema Project.

Undavalli further demanded that the Centre either make Hyderabad the second capital of the country or a Union Territory. He said the AP Reorganization Bill in Parliament was not passed as per law and the legal fight would continue in Supreme Court. (NSS)

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