Following demolition order of former Andhra chief minister’s illegal building the current CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has ordered a probe into alleged power purchase agreement corruption against him.
Reddy said there was massive corruption in an agreement signed during the previous TDP rule. In a high-level review meeting, he has also found corruption in setting up of new generating stations in Chandrababu Naidu’s last five years tenure as CM.
He added, “Who purchased power at high prices and who decided to do so… Will people’s money be looted in such a brazen manner.”
The CM added a cabinet sub-committee is on the card to probe on more than 30 such scandals under the previous AP government.
Power sector in Andhra Pradesh is sinking gradually due to corruption in the sector and high cost in setting up new generating stations said the CM.
The TDP government didn’t purchase power based on merit but signed an agreement on a must-run condition at higher prices from producers of wind and solar power companies.
It is now questioned why the Naidu government purchased power at higher prices when the state has its own stations.
Reddy said the previous government has looted in Polavaram project too.
Late Tuesday night upscale building with glass walls used by Naidu as a venue to hold press meets, meet people and conduct administrative was demolished on the order of Reddy.