One of the strongest leaders from coastal AP of Telugu Desam Party, MLA from Tekkali mandal of Srikakulam district , K Acham Naidu, who served as the labour minister in the TDP government and is considered to be very close to party president Nara Chandrababu Naidu, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption for his alleged involvement in the procurement of medicines for ESI- Employment State Insurance hospitals when he was a minister in the TDP Government .
According to the ACB authorities the former Minister Achham Naidu along with former Director of ESI Ramesh Kumar, and Assistant Director from Rajahmundry Dr Vijaya Kumar were identified as the prime accused in the Rs150 crore scam out of Rs 988 Crore of the total ESI scam.
The officials said that it was found Acham Naidu had involved in illegal purchases of medical equipment such as bio-metric, lab testing tools, surgical items, furniture etc at higher prices to the tune of Rs 150 crore out of total purchases made up to Rs 988 crore. They purchased the equipment after hiking the prices from 50% to 120% roughly by raising fake invoices. However, TDP claims that the arrest of Achham Naidu is an official kidnap by the ruling YSRCP government. Now the courts has to know the facts