The invite letter sent by a managing board member of the WEF, was released to the media as proof.

Naidu was invited to World Economic Forum says govt after allegations of being a paid delegate
news Politics Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:23

Following allegations that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was not an invitee to the World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Davos, the office of the state government’s communications advisor has sought to clear the air.

"The news in circulation in some quarters that the 'Chief Minister was not a special invitee to the World Economic Forum at Davos and that his name did not figure in the list of speakers' is patently false and amounts to false propaganda. To expose these lies and to set the record straight, we are pleased to provide to the press the WEF invitation letter and related documents," the office said in a statement.  

It also released a letter sent by Philipp Rosler, who is a managing board member of the WEF, which 'invited' Naidu for the conference.

Read the letter below.

It also released another photo which had Naidu's name mentioned in a list of speakers at a group discussion.

Chandrababu Naidu's entire schedule through the week was also released to the media.

This follows allegations by the Opposition in the state that the CM was not invited to Davos.

Dubbing it a “publicity stunt” and alleging that he was not an invitee to the event, the YSR Congress party alleged that he was a 'paid delegate'.

“Chandrababu was never invited by the WEF as being claimed but he paid a whopping $ 3.22 lakh, as delegate fee, from the government coffers to attend the conference,” YSRC spokesman Ambati Rambabu told mediapersons.

“There is no transparency involved in the Chief Minister’s WEF visits. He is simply taking people of the state for a grand ride in the name of attracting investments,” AP Congress Committee vice-president Nadendla Manohar was quoted as saying.

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