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Naidu's Rs 58.55 crore dole to CM Ramesh!

Naidu's Rs 58.55 crore dole to CM Ramesh!

TDP president and AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu has been trying to utilise his CM's post till the last minute to benefit his henchmen before AP Assembly polls.

In the latest instance, Naidu has prepared ground to benefit Rs 58.55 crore to TDP Rajya Sabha member CM Ramesh.

CM Ramesh is alleged to be the benami of Chandrababu for long along with Sujana Chowdhary.

The 'bonding' between Naidu and CM Ramesh is close that both built their palatial houses side by side in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

CM Ramesh owns Rithwik Project Pvt Ltd, a construction and infrastructure development company.

The TDP government has issued tender notification worth Rs 239 crore to take up lining works along Telugu Ganga canal.

Rithwik Projects had submitted bids for the tender with fake experience certificates.

After this issue was exposed in the media, the Commission of Tender (CoT) has cancelled Rithwik's bid and called for fresh tenders.

CM Ramesh, with his close links to AP CM Naidu, ensured that no one submit fresh bids except Rithwik and another company owned by TTD chairman Putta Sudhakar Yadav.

Even among the two, care was taken that only CM Ramesh's firm quote less rate. With this, CoT awarded contract to Ramesh's firm.

Shockingly, the original value of tender was Rs 172 crore in 2007 in Congress government, which was increased to Rs 180 crore by TDP government in 2018 and now to Rs 239 crore, without any valid reasons and with a purpose to benefit CM Ramesh.

When one of the officials in CoT objected over handing over contract to CM Ramesh' firm which was blacklisted due to submission of fake experience certificate earlier, CM Ramesh threatened him of dire consequences if he obstructs the contract to his firm.

The stage is set for releasing the amount to CM Ramesh by the TDP government soon for taking up works.


Tags: TDP Andhra Pradesh C M Ramesh Chandrababu Naidu