Demanding the government to release Rs. 1,000 crore as immediate aid to the customers and agents of Agri Gold, victims of Agri Gold organised a rally from Sri Venkateswara Vignan Mandir to ZP office, here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Agri Gold Customers and Agents Welfare Association honorary president Muppalla Nageswara Rao demanded the government to arrest the management of Agri Gold and also their benamis.
Saying that 32 lakh families across the nation became victims to the Agri Gold scam, he said 96 persons including six from Guntur district committed suicides. He asked the government to expedite the process of auctioning the Agri Gold assets at the earliest so as to ensure justice to the victims.
Recalling that governments of West Bengal and Odisha allocated Rs. 500 crore and Rs. 300 crore to provide instant aid to victims in connection with similar financial scams in their respective states, he wanted the Andhra Pradesh government, too, to release Rs. 1,000 crore immediately for giving some sort of relief to the victims.
Agri Gold Customers and Agents Welfare Association state secretary Tirupati Rao sought the government, which argued that the Agri Gold have more assets than debts, to reveal the facts to the public. Demanding the government to do justice to the victims immediately, he threatened to intensify the stir.