Hyderabad, Sept 16 (INN): Describing as an eye wash and most irrelevant the disclosing of his property details by TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu at this juncture, YSR Congress has asked the former CM to face CBI probe on the charges he has been facing if he is sincere in uprooting corruption.
Speaking to reporters at the party central office here on Monday, YSRCP MLC and spokesperson Jupudi Prabhakara Rao compared Naidu to Nero, who fiddled while the city of Rome was burning.
“While the Seemandhra is burning with Samaikyandhra agitation, what is the use of disclosing your properties now, that too hiding your benami property details,” he asked the TDP chief.
Saying that property details are generally declared either in March or April at the behest of IT department or before the elections at the instance of Election Commission, Prabhakara Rao said no one would follow Naidu in declaring the assets.
“Just because you have disclosed your properties, no leader will follow you or corruption is not going to end all of a sudden,” he told Naidu.
“Everyone knows that you eluded CBI probe on the charges made by our party honourary president Y S Vijayamma in her 2424-page affidavit in the courts. You have to seek CBI probe on the charges if you want to show your sincerity on the issue,” he demanded Naidu.
Jupudi said Naidu should explain on how his son Lokesh’s properties worth has come down to Rs 492 lakh now from Rs 673 lakh in 2012 while the properties of his other family members went up.
“The disclosure has no credibility since you have left out your benami properties and people will not believe your gimmickry,” he told Naidu, reminding him that YSR Congress chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has been disclosing his property details every year with utmost sincerity and with all the facts.