₹35,141 crore embezzled through Andhra’s housing-for-poor scheme: Pawan Kalyan writes to PM

He claimed the land value was artificially propped up but only a pittance was paid to the owners, while YSRCP leaders pocketed the extra money.

ByPTI

Published Dec 31, 2023 | 4:06 AMUpdatedDec 31, 2023 | 4:06 AM

Pawan Kalyan BJP

Actor-politician and Jana Sena party founder Pawan Kalyan, on Saturday, 30 December, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging massive corruption by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government under the guise of distributing land and constructing houses for the poor.

Kalyan has alleged that a massive ₹35,141 crore has been misappropriated with regard to land acquisition alone.

“The swindling in the name of land acquisition has been so high that a ruling party legislator himself sought an inquiry by the state vigilance and enforcement department,” the Jana Sena chief said in the letter.

Kalyan’s claims

He claimed that the land value was artificially propped up but only a pittance was paid to the owners, while YSRCP leaders pocketed the extra money. He also mentioned that there have been other irregularities as well.

Kalyan furnished further details in the letter and requested the Prime Minister to institute an appropriate probe by central agencies and bring the guilty to book to recover the embezzled amount.

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