Vijayawada: Denying any links with Pastor Praveen Chakravarthy, Minister for Agriculture Kurasala Kannababu slammed TDP leaders for making false allegations with political motives.
The Minister said it was the YSRCP government that took note of Pastor Praveen's speeches on social media and arrested him immediately.
He said TDP leaders Kala Venkat Rao and Nimmakayala Chinarajappa were making false allegations against him only to gain political mileage.
The Minister said charges were filed against Pastor Praveen in six cases in the previous government. He said previous TDP government withdrew three cases against Pastor Praveen.
"How can they link Pastor Praveen to me? Is it just because he belongs to Kakinada rural constituency and posted a photo on social media," he said.
He said Naidu shared a picture with Euro lottery fraudster Kola Krishna Mohan. He questioned his role in the scam.
"Why TDP didn't investigate on foreign funding to Pastor Praveen in the previous government and why no action was taken against him even after a complaint was filed by a Dalit girl that she was cheated by him," he said.