TRS general secretary B Venkateshwarlu today criticised TPCC head A Revanth Reddy for his comments on the recent auction
of government lands in Kokapet and Khanamet.
Talking to the media, he alleged that Reddy, who was "known for his blackmailing politics", was now trying to "manufacture allegations" against the Telangana government's land auctions.
"Our government is trying to sell unused government lands to finance development programs for the benefit of the public. However the TPCC chief is resorting to spreading lies about the government for political gains. He should immediately stop indulging in such behaviour because if he does do so, we will not keep quiet either," Venkateshwarlu thundered.
He then claimed that Reddy had himself participated in the online bidding process for the lands, and had offered to pay Rs 100 crore for a part of the properties.
"Why is Revanth making baseless claims about the bidding process? Nobody stopped him from submitting tenders for the lands," the leader added.
Saying that the Andhra Pradesh government had sold expensive lands for cheap rates - at prices between Rs 7 crore and Rs 14 crore - he asked the TPCC chief to refrain from making "cheap comments" about the TRS government that had conducted the sales "fairly".
"Our government followed all the norms of releasing statements and notifications for the sale of the lands with utmost transparency. There is no truth in the charges being levelled by Revanth," Venkateshwarlu reiterated.