'Washing Powder Nirma': KCR draws ad analogy to lampoon leaders who joined BJP

CM asked: 'Is BJP akin to washing powder Nirma?

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  11 July 2022 6:26 AM GMT
Washing Powder Nirma:  KCR draws ad analogy to lampoon leaders who joined BJP

Telangana: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao drew a 'Washing Powder Nirma' analogy to lampoon the alleged `corrupt' leaders who jumped ship and joined the BJP. "Like 'washing powder Nirma' which removes the dirt from the cloths, all the corrupt people in politics were purified as soon as they joined the BJP and donned saffron," KCR said.

KCR named Sujana Chowdary, CM Ramesh, Eatala Rajender, Hemant Biswa Sharma, Suvendu Adhikari, Mukul Roy, Narayan Rane, and Jyotiraditya Scindia, who were booked under corruption cases. He showed edited video clips with quirky music of popular detergent advertisement 'washing powder Nirma', before and after scenes on how these leaders escaped corruption cases after joining BJP.

He asked: 'Is BJP akin to washing powder Nirma? "Every leader mentioned had multiple cases. Their houses were raided by CBI, Enforcement Directorate, and the Income Tax department. From bank frauds to corruption, all sorts of cases were registered against them. One fine morning, they donned the saffron scarf, and became corruption-free", said KCR.

Sujana Chowdary:

In 2019, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) claimed former Union Minister Sujana Chowdary owned multiple shell companies which duped banks to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore. Searches were conducted at his offices based in Hyderabad and Bangalore. Before this, raids were conducted at 'Best and Crompton Engineering Projects Ltd' that belongs to Sujana, in a Rs 71-crore bank fraud case. The CBI investigation revealed that the money borrowed from the bank was transferred through bogus invoices and shell companies to Mahal Hotels which exists only on papers. Both Best & Crompton Engineering and Mahal Hotel are said to be subsidiaries.

CM Ramesh:

BJP MP CM Ramesh, who was in TDP before, was facing an income tax investigation in Rs 100 crore case in 2019. Ramesh's company Rithwik Projects Pvt. Ltd (RPPL) allegedly siphoned off Rs 74 crore through untraceable transactions, while bills of Rs 25 crore were found to be duped. IT raids were conducted at his company in Hyderabad and residence in Kadapa.

Eatala Rajender:

There were serious land grab allegations against the former minister and Huzurabad MLA Eatala Rajender and his wife Jamuna. It was alleged that Rajender and his family-led Jamuna Hatcheries grabbed land in Hakimpet. Rajender has encroached about 66.01 acres of lands belonging to the poor under the guise of Jamuna Hatcheries.

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