Hyderabad, July 20 -- Days after the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Revanth Reddy alleged that the TRS government auctioned off land to its benamis or close friends of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, the state government rubbished these claims and stated that the allegations were leveled just to malign it.

The state government earned a total of Rs 2,729.78 crore from 13 plots in Kokapet and Khanamet.

A government statement here remarked that the auction of lands by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) were legitimate and there was no scam in the auctions held on July 15 and 16.

The government's stance is that the auctione...