Jagan defends land allotments during YSR regime

Guntur: Maintaining that the Y S Rajasekhar Reddy`s regime made land allotments for employment generation purposes, Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy has questioned as to why the CBI did not look into allotment of lands made during the previous TDP rule.

Reacting to the CBI charge sheet filed in the illegal assets case involving him, Jagan, while speaking at his `Odarpu Yatra` here on Sunday night, defended the land allotments during his late father`s regime.

"The lands were allotted to private companies in backward Mahaboobnagar and Medak districts to generate large scale employment," he said.

"Why the CBI cannot see the land allocation in the heart of Hyderabad allegedly made by TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu at throw away prices and also during the present Congress government," he asked.

Meanwhile, unfazed by the developments in the case involving him, Jagan is going ahead with campaign in Assembly segments where bypolls will be held.

He is scheduled to tour Narsapuram and Polavaram constituencies in West Godavari district from today. These two assembly seats are among the 17 constituencies where the by-elections are due.

The bypolls in 16 of the 17 seats are necessitated by the disqualification of Congress MLAs, who switched loyalty to Jagan and voted against the Congress Government in a floor test held in December last year, while another MLA quit in support of Kadapa MP.