Will commit suicide if casino allegations proved: Andhra minister

21-01-2022 Fri 20:31 IST | IANS | Local
Will commit suicide if casino allegations proved: Andhra minister

Vijayawada, Jan 21: Andhra Pradesh's Minister for Civil Supplies, Kodali Nani on Friday said if it was proved that the casino was organised at a function hall owned by him, he would quit politics and commit self-immolation.

Amid the continuing row over the casino organised at K. Convention Hall at Gudivada in Krishna district during Sankranti and the protest by opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) demanding action against him, the minister told reporters that if the allegations were proved he would not only quit politics but would also pour petrol and set himself ablaze.

Kodali Nani said like at all other places during Sankranti, cockfight and gambling was held at Gudivada. He claimed that on receiving information that women were brought for dance performance, he personally telephoned DSP, who responded swiftly and stopped the programme.

The minister made the statement on the day when a 'fact-finding' committee of TDP tried to visit K. Convention Hall in Gudivada leading to tension.

Workers of ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) tried to stop TDP leaders when they were entering the town. Police also restricted the number of four-wheelers being used by TDP leaders to reach their party office in the town. The Opposition party leaders took strong exception to the police's action.

Later, tension prevailed at the TDP office in the town when police stopped the party leaders from leaving for the Convention Centre. This led to strong protest by senior leaders including Nakka Anand Babu, Bonda Uma, Varla Ramaiah and Alapati Raja. Police detained the TDP leaders, triggering protests by party workers who sat on the road.

Window panes of Bonda Uma's car were smashed by unidentified persons. The TDP blamed YSRCP for the incident and alleged that YSRCP attacked the party office twice.

Later, Varla Ramaiah told reporters that Director General of Police Gautam Sawang should confirm whether the casino was organised at K. Convention Centre or not. He alleged that minister Nani has attacked Telugu culture and traditions by organising the casino.

The TDP leader criticised the police for stopping the TDP fact-finding committee. He questioned why the police did not act against YSRCP leaders and workers.

Meanwhile, TDP national general secretary Nara Lokesh condemned the 'illegal arrest' of TDP fact-finding committee members.

He strongly objected to the ruling YSRCP 'goondas' launching an attack on the Gudivada TDP office and also smashing the car window panes of Bonda Uma. Apparently, the Jagan Reddy government was frustrated and intolerant of growing criticism of the gambling activities, he said.

Two days ago, Krishna district superintendent of police Siddharth Kaushal had directed Nuzvidu deputy superintendent of police Srinivasulu to conduct an inquiry and submit the report.

The SP gave the direction after some TDP leaders called on him and submitted a representation.

A row erupted over the casino after some videos went viral on social media.

Opposition TDP and BJP have slammed the YSRCP government for bringing in casino culture into the state.



More News
ICMR launches app for inflammatory bowel disease
4 hours ago
Telangana CM congratulates Nikhat Zareen
4 hours ago
'Tarbooz politics' in Pak: Politician distributes watermelons with his name carved on them
4 hours ago
RCB fans create Guinness World Record for Most Cricket Runs between the wickets in an hour
5 hours ago
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dazzles in D&G
5 hours ago
PM Modi to visit Tokyo to attend Quad Summit
5 hours ago
Women's World Boxing: Nikhat strikes gold, becomes 5th Indian woman to bag yellow metal at Worlds
5 hours ago
'F3' producer Dil Raju to go with low ticket prices for his film
7 hours ago
'SVP' director's defence of controversial scene faces backlash
8 hours ago
'Hand can also be weapon': SC on 1-year rigorous imprisonment for Navjot Singh Sidhu
8 hours ago
Sequel to Nandamuri Balakrisha-Boypati Sreenu 'Akhanda' is on the cards
9 hours ago
Natural Star Nani likely to team up with Super Star Mahesh Babu in Trivikam's movie
9 hours ago
Bindhu Madhavi, Akhil Sarthak in the race to bag Big Boss OTT trophy
9 hours ago
Andhra Pradesh CM flags off 175 veterinary ambulances
10 hours ago
BCs in TDP only for photo-op: Beeda Mastan Rao
10 hours ago
Jr NTR, Koratala Siva pre-look poster out, film to be an action mass entertainer
10 hours ago
Putin's daughter Katerina's lover is called Zelensky
10 hours ago
206 kidney stones removed from man in Hyderabad
10 hours ago
Will submit to majesty of law, says Sidhu on one-year jail term
10 hours ago
PM's Hyderabad visit to rev up Telangana BJP
10 hours ago