Vigilance inquiry into Sadavarthi lands issue
The State government will order a vigilance inquiry into the controversial sale of the Sadavarthi Satram (choultry) lands, which had rocked the State during the TDP government. “The government is contemplating an inquiry into the issue by a senior officer. The inquiry report will be placed on the table of the House in three months. Action will be taken on the guilty officials, if any,” according to Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao.
He was replying to a question raised by Mangalagiri MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy during the question hour in the Assembly on Tuesday.
Participating in the discussion, the MLA said the land, which was originally over 471 acres, had been donated by the descendants of the last ruler of Amaravati, Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu, to the Sadavarti Trust for providing facilities such as education for the poor in 1881. With no proper care, much of it had been encroached upon, leaving 83.11 acres, the Minister said.