The Andhra Pradesh Lokayukta has accepted complaints against the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu. The former Chief minister has been accused of spending public funds for political purpose. On August 7, the complaint against the former Chief Minister was accepted, Chandrababu Naidu has been accused of misusing Rs.12 crore of government funds for the purpose of ferrying protestors from Andhra Pradesh to Delhi. A one-day protest against the Centre was organised in Delhi in 2019. The protest was organised for granting special status category to Andhra Pradesh.
The complaint was filed by AV Ramana. He is the General secretary of Andhra Pradesh wing of Janata Dal(United). Mr. A.V. Ramana has stated that six IAS officers are appointed to prepare and furnish a report to the Lokayukta by October 1.
The complaint filed states that the then Telugu Desam Party government organised several programmes in districts and a one- day Deeksha protest in Delhi. It has been reported that a special leave was granted to government employees for the purpose of attending the one- day march. The complaint letter also accused the then government of releasing several smaller amounts for the purpose of meeting the transportation, fooding, accommodation and other expenses related to the protest. The Andhra Pradesh government had sanctioned Rs. 1.12 crore from the state exchequer for the purpose of ferrying protesters to Delhi by two special trains.
The former Chief Minister was also alleged of insider trading in Amravati in 2014. A sub-committee was appointed by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The report of the sub- committee stated that the family members of the former Chief Minister owned a company that was involved in the purchase of lands in 2014.