War Of Private Travels Reaches Its Peak

The owners of Orange and Morning Star Travels came out on Saturday and rebutted the charges made by a business man turned MP Kesineni Nani. They asked why Nani is raking up issues only after he closed his business and not when he was in it.

Hyderabad:  The row about private travels business in Andhra Pradesh has reached its crescendo. The Vijayawada MP, Kesineni Venkateswara Rao alias Nani gave up his travel business in a huff.  Whatever it may be, the curtain fell on the illegal travel business. Nani also levelled allegations against his rival business men. The rivals who were calm till yesterday decided to rebut and put a check to Nani’s allegations with their counter arguments.

Sunil Reddy, Srinivas of Orange and Morning Star Travels asserted that the allegations made by Kesineni Nani against private travels are baseless. They also asked what his intention is in making such allegations after he gave up his travel business. Did Nani forget all these things when he was active in private travels, the duo asked. They said, “Wherever we may get our buses registered, we pay the tax according to norms when we enter other States.” Giving clarification about the measurements of the buses, one of the allegations Nani levelled, they said that not only their buses but the government buses and even the buses sold by Nani had different measurements.

They also asked why Nani who was quiet while he ran his travel business, now making baseless allegations against them. They asserted that they are not running the buses against rules. Private bus operators association president Sunil Reddy said that they are ready to discuss the allegations Nani levelled against them openly. If Nani agrees, we are ready for an open debate  with him, he said.

The private operators who have been silent all these days suddenly coming into the scene reflect that the row has reached the crescendo. Now people are eagerly waiting to know what Nani would say.

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