Lokesh wife’s Brahmani, daughter of Chandrababu Naidu’s brother- in – law and film actor Balakrishna, owned Rs 3.30 crore assets against Rs 2.09 crore declared last year. Reiterating that the Heritage Foods was functioning with transparency and recorded growth of 14.96 per cent in the last financial year, he said his company was not getting any assistance from government since its inception.
He refuted allegations that he owned assets worth Rs 2,000 crore . If anybody proved it, he will transfer the money and assets to them. Stating that as a senior political leader in the state and country he had been declaring assets as he was accountable to people, Naidu said asked all other political leaders to follow the suit to ensure transparency and high moral standard in public life.
Asserting need to bring a legislation to make it mandatory for all those in public life to declare their and family members’ assets, the TDP leader said that “you should not make money by exploitation or through any dubious means. Ours is a contended family and we never followed illegitimate ways to make money,” he added.
Describing as an eye wash and most irrelevant the disclosing of his property details by Chandrababu Naidu at this juncture, the YSR Congress has asked the former CM to face a CBI probe on the charges he has been facing if he is sincere in uprooting corruption.
Speaking to reporters at the party central office here on Monday, YCP MLC and spokesperson Jupudi Prabhakara Rao compared Naidu to Nero, who fiddled while the city of Rome was burning.
“While the Seemandhra is burning with Samaikyandhra agitation, what is the use of disclosing your properties now, that too hiding your benami property details,” he asked the TDP chief.
Saying that property details are generally declared either in March or April at the behest of IT department or before the elections at the instance of Election Commission, Prabhakara Rao said no one would follow Naidu in declaring the assets.