Wikileaks: Corruption abnormal in YSR regime
The diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks state that corruption was abnormal during the tenure of late Dr YS Rajasekhar Reddy as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
A diplomatic cable dispatched by the US Consul General in Chennai in 2007 had stated that in the name of social programmes targeted at the common man, the YSR government had engaged in corruption which is beyond the norm for India.
The cable said that the YSR government’s ‘flagship programmes’ construction of irrigation projects and houses for weaker sections were beset with corruption. With only four to five companies executing the projects, there are many opportunities for graft in the irrigation programme.