BRS leader K. Kavitha, the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, is set to be questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday. The ED is investigating a money laundering case linked to the alleged irregularities in the purchase of land for the construction of a new secretariat complex and a new Legislative Assembly building in Hyderabad.
Kavitha was summoned by the ED on Tuesday, and she is expected to appear before the agency today. The ED had earlier questioned her brother and Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao in the same case.
The case pertains to the purchase of land by the Telangana government for the construction of a new secretariat and Legislative Assembly building. The opposition parties in the state have alleged that the government had purchased the land at exorbitant rates, causing a loss to the state exchequer. The opposition has also alleged that the land was purchased from individuals with links to the ruling party.
The ED had registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in October 2022, and several raids were conducted at the premises of the individuals involved in the case. The ED has also attached assets worth crores of rupees in the case.
Kavitha, who is the founder of the Bathukamma Rashtra Samithi (BRS), has been vocal in her criticism of the opposition parties and has accused them of playing politics over the issue. She has maintained that the land was purchased at a fair price and that there was no wrongdoing on the part of the government.
In conclusion, the ED’s questioning of Kavitha in the money laundering case linked to the purchase of land for the new secretariat and Legislative Assembly building in Hyderabad is a significant development. The investigation is likely to continue, and the outcome of the case will have a significant impact on the political landscape of Telangana.