The state government wrote to the Centre four times this year seeking environment clearances for bauxite mining in the Visakha Agency areas, charged AP Congress Committee (PCC) president N Raghuveera Reddy while releasing a 'fact sheet' on the bauxite mining issue here on Monday .
According to the PCC chief, CM Chandrababu Naidu wrote letters on February 10, February 23, July 21 and August 6 to the centre. He criticized the white paper on bauxite recently released by the state government and said it was nothing but a fake document.
“The CM has no guts to reveal the facts. He has been changing his statements regularly to cover his corrupt practices. Naidu had adopted the Araku area only to excavate the bauxite reserves and for this he has been colluding with private companies,“ Reddy alleged.
“The CM has no time to write to Union government and demand special status for the state or seek aid for the drought-hit mandals.But he found time to send four letters to the centre to seek environment clearances for bauxite mining,“ Reddy said.
He challenged Naidu to reveal the minutes of the cabinet meeting in which the GO 97 was allegedly kept in abeyance.
Former speaker of the AP Assembly Nadendla Manohar said chief minister Naidu has been violating the constitutional rights of the tribals.
The Times of India (Hyderabad)