Corruption will be scrutinised
The Congress in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday said the allegations of corrupt practices in selecting candidates in the ensuing Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies in the state would be probed by party's high command.
"It is very common among the aggrieved aspirants to level such charges against the persons responsible for selection of candidates. But, however, to clear such allegations, the party would probe and initiate action or else the complainant will be dealt if allegations are not proved," APCC spokesperson K Rosaiah told newspersons here.
Stating that the people in the state want a change and the Congress will be voted back to power, he said there is an 'anti-TDP and BJP' wave which is evident from the low attendance for the meetings addressed by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Chief Minister N Chandrabu Naidu in coastal districts this week.
Taking strong exception to the reported remarks of Naidu that Congress is a hurdle in development activities, Rosaiah said the TDP, which pursued anti-people and farmer policies, wants to scuttle the people's resentment against the hike in power tariff and generation of unemployment in the name of reforms.
"We want Naidu to prove this charge," the APCC leader said adding "any agitation against anti-people policies cannot be construed as hurdle and Naidu has failed to understand the basics of democracy."