Congress leader Manne Krishank hit out at the TRS party and MLA Sayanna for exploiting the scheme meant for the poor.

TRS member allotted 2BHK house meant for homeless poor alleges Congress leaderFacebook/ Pitla Nagesh Mudiraj
news Controversy Friday, December 01, 2017 - 18:44

In a potential embarrassment to the state government, Congress leader Manne Krishank alleged that a TRS party member has been allotted a house under the 2BHK scheme - meant to provide accommodation to the homeless poor.  

Pitla Nagesh Mudiraj, who is the chairman of the Ganesh Temple in Secunderabad, is the reported beneficiary of the house. 

Not just Nagesh, who had earlier contested from Mahaboobnagar as an MLC candidate, even his brother Pitla Suresh and father Pitla Laxminarayana, were listed as beneficiaries of the houses allotted in Marredpally.

Manne Krishank, who is also the spokesperson of the party, alleged that Nagesh is a close aide of Secunderabad MLA G Sayanna, and it was because of him that he got the house, not just for himself but also for his family members.

Speaking to TNM, Krishank said, “Declaring assets in his affidavit while contesting as an MLC, Nagesh had disclosed that he owns a three-storied building, a car worth Rs 8 lakh, gold and other valuables, which proves that he doesn’t come from a marginalised background. How could he get the benefits, which are supposed to reach the poor?”

“This shows that the TRS government is involved in corruption,” he said. 

Suspecting many more fake beneficiaries from the scheme, Krishank wrote on Facebook, “This absolutely shows a violation of Socio-Economic Survey which is a major clause before listing out the beneficiaries. Wonder how many more such henchmen are gifted in the list?”

The 2BHK housing project was one of the poll promises of the TRS party. The project is linked to the Union government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Under the project, the government will provide houses for the homeless poor in the state in a phased manner. Each house will consist of two bedrooms, a hall, kitchen and two toilets.

However, the project has been proceeding at a snail’s pace. The Hindu had reported that the project did not see any progress in the state, except in the villages of Erravalli and Narsannapet adopted by the Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, in Siddipet and Hyderabad.

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