ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ANDHRA PRADESH- Getting Away with Murder

Andhra Pradesh until March 5, the proud liquidator of the Naxalite movement (which actually means the killing of over 250 leading Naxalites) as the home minister of the state when Brahmananda Reddy was chief minister, has (may be for the time being) resigned his seat in the Legislative Assembly and announced his decision to quit politics. The Vimadalal Commission has indicted him, in its first report dealing with Sanjay Gandhi's visit to the state, for planning and according the "Prince of Wales" (as he was known then, according to the Commission) a "royal" welcome using government machinery. Apparently Vengala Rao has thought it prudent not to wait for the next report of the commission and has bowed out public life.

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