Reiterating that Chandrababu Naidu has always placed his personal interests ahead of state interests, YSR Congress has said that it was the TDP leader who had stalled the Kadapa Steel plant earlier and now he is struggling to raise the issue.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday party MLA G Srikanth Reddy said that, ‘of all the assurances given during the state division from Special Category Status (SCS) onwards he has never approved any of them and had taken Polavaram for kickbacks and did not ask for the steel plant or others as he felt that there could be no monetary gains for him.
After 13 long years, Chandrababu Naidu has been speaking of steel plant and blowing the trumpet with his bandwagon while he had opposed the very idea of setting up an industry in the arid region as he dislikes Kadapa and made it known on numerous occasions in uncertain terms.
It was Dr YS Rajsekhara Reddy who wanted to set up the industry but Chandrababu Naidu has put spokes and stalled the industry much earlier and now as he ran out of issues, had taken up the steel plant issue while he had stalled Bhogapuram and Polavaram project for kickbacks, he said.
The steel plant issue was first broached by Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy much earlier as he was a visionary. After winning the 2004 elections, YSR fought the elections against the grand alliance of which TDP was a part and won hands down as he went to the polls on development plank.