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. a�?But Naidu, who was caught red-handed in the scam, was harping on Section-8 only to sidetrack the Cash-for-Vote casea�?, 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.

a�?Then the Congress and BJP will have to answer me if the Court delivers a favorable verdict on my petition,a�? 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 a�?Phone Tappinga�� allegations were proved. Stating that there was no link to Andhra Pradesh with Revantha��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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