Rampant illegal sand mining in TDP rule: Minister Peddireddy
Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy has refuted the TDP allegations of fraud in awarding sand mining lease contract to a private company. Talking to reporters on Thursday, he stated that the Metal Scrap Trading Corporation Limited (MSTC), a public sector company, has invited the tenders and shortlisted the firm on behalf of the AP government. The minister slammed the TDP leaders for alleging Rs 10,000 crore fraud in sand mining and distribution as the state can get only Rs 950 crore per annum. He mentioned that rampant corruption took place in sale of sand in the previous TDP rule.