Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered yet another inquiry on former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
This time on Naidu wasting Rs 39 crore public money on his foreign trips during his five year term as CM between 2014 and 2019.
Industries minister Mekapati Gautam Reddy informed Leglslative Assembly today that Naidu, his family members and his coterie of officials have enjoyed foreign trips by spending public money in the name of 'official meetings' to meet investors and seek investments into AP.
He said their visit was aimed to enjoy vacation at the cost of public money and their visits fetched nothing to AP.
Gautam Reddy said a cabinet sub committee is already probing Naidu's foreign trips and the government will also order an independent inquiry into the issue.
However, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu who was present in the Assembly strongly condemned the allegations levelled by YSRCP government that he wasted public money on foreign trips.
"I worked every day from morning 7 am till night 11 pm to develop AP. My foreign visits were aimed to build 'brand AP' and attract investments. I could attract lakhs of crores of rupees of investments globally into AP in the last five years. I could develop a goodwill for AP among national and international investors with my foreign trips," Naidu remarked.
Naidu argued that if spending Rs 39 crore for foreign visits was wrong, what about PM Modi spending thousands of crores of rupees on his foreign trips during the past five years.
Gautam Reddy said Chandrababu Naidu created a record in the country of visting maximum countries by any CM so far.