Former Minister and senior TDP leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu on Sunday asserted that the Governor of Andhra Pradesh had a constitutional responsibility as the head of the State to restore the ‘rule of law’ and prevent the breakdown of the administrative machinery.
Mr. Ramakrishnudu termed it as unprecedented and unheard of that the officials and the Government employees were openly refusing to attend election duty. In no other State in the country, a situation was prevailing wherein the employees were publicly defying the decisions of the State Election Commission (SEC).
In a statement here, the Opposition Leader in AP Council underscored the need for the Governor to immediately interfere and set right the situation in the State. The confidence of the voters should be restored in the democratic systems. The Governor would have to rectify the constitutional breakdown caused by the “fascist regime” of Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. The YCP should be controlled in order to ensure that there was rule of law in the state and not being ruled by the whims and fancies of an individual.
Mr. Ramakrishnudu charged that Mr. Jagan was not following the Indian constitution but he had got his own constitution by which he was ruling to oppress the people.
Accusing the Chief Minister of having no respect for democracy, Mr. Ramakrishnudu said that the official machinery was also crushed. This was why the officials and the employees were not able to defend their own rights. Mr Jagan was openly disrespecting the constitution, judiciary, legislature and even the media. False cases were being filed against mediapersons in order to terrify them. Grama Swaraj was demolished and the rule by YCP volunteers was ushered into villages.
The TDP leader said that the weaker sections and the backward classes were no longer having any opportunities for leadership roles in local bodies. The YCP leaders and activists were continuing their supremacy through the volunteers’ rule. The BC reservations were cut down by 10 percent, from 34 percent to 24 percent. The Jagan regime was always against equal rights to opportunities. The ruling party was hell bent on suppressing the BC, SC, ST and Muslim Minorities.
Mr. Ramakrishnudu demanded the Governor to implement the Article 243 K(3) of the constitution in order to conduct the elections and ensure ‘self-rule’ opportunities in the local bodies.
Nara Lokesh decries ‘rape cases’ being filed against student agitators
TDP National General Secretary and former Minister Nara Lokesh has condemned the manner in which the police tried to file false ‘rape cases’ against the student activists of Telugu Nadu Students Federation (TNSF) just for trying to protest at the Chief Minister’s residence.
Mr. Lokesh alleged that the ruling party was going to extreme lengths as part of its vicious agenda to suppress the voice of the youth and the students. The student activists were only going to protest against GO 77 after giving a call for the ‘Chalo CM residence siege’.
In a statement here on Sunday, Mr. Nara Lokesh asked whether it was correct on the part of the police to book ‘rape case’ against protesters. This was clear proof of the vindictive attitude that reflected in all policies of this Government in the past 20 months. The false rape cases should be immediately withdrawn and the arrested TNSF students should be released from the police custody.
Mr Lokesh said that the Chief Minister had failed to fulfill his promise to create job opportunities for the educated unemployed youth. Industrial development had received a huge setback with the investors going away from the State following the Government’s hostile attitude. Not a single industry had been brought to AP since Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy became the CM.
Mr. Lokesh said that youth were not being allowed to voice their aspirations. If anybody questioned the Government’s policies, they were being targetted and persecuted. A young man named Vara Prasad was tonsured in the police station just for speaking up against illegal transportation of sand in East Godavari district. Kiran Kumar was beaten to death just for not wearing the face mask. Punganur youth Om Pratap died under suspicious circumstances after he expressed his frustration over harmful cheap liquor being sold by the Government at very high rates.
Don’t be pawns in YCP hands: TDP to employees’ leaders
Former Minister and TDP leader K S Jawahar on Sunday advised the leaders of the Government employees’ associations not to cause further harm to the well being of the employees by blindly supporting the ruling YCP’s unconstitutional activities in the State.
Mr. Jawahar wrote an open letter to the employee’s associations asking them not to become pawns and puppets in the hands of the YCP leaders. It was the employees’ bounden duty to attend poll duty and obey the orders of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and the State Election Commission (SEC). The way the employees’ leaders were making statements disregarding the courts and the judiciary were condemnable.
The TDP leader termed it as laughable on the part of the employees’ associations to say that they would boycott the elections on the pretext of the Coronavirus vaccination at a time the whole world consisting of 700 crore population was back with their daily works in a normal manner. It was highly objectionable to use some pretext or other in order to avoid election duty. The employee association leaders should explain to the public who would benefit if they boycotted the elections.
Mr. Jawahar demanded the employees’ association to tell the common people why they failed to intervene and stop the Government from harming many employees with its fascist policies. These associations did not do anything when Dalit doctor Dr. Sudhakar was suspended for just for demanding a face mask at a time when the virus infection was at its peak of peak The doctor was dragged, harassed, arrested and branded as an insane person but no leader had gone to his rescue.
Stating that injustice was done to employees in the past 20 months, Mr. Jawahar said the employees’ leaders did not try to bring pressure on the Government to extend the demanded benefits relating to DA, PRC and CPS.
The TDP leader said it would be better if the employee leaders resigned from their jobs and took a plunge into politics instead of causing irreparable harm to the rest of the employees with their unlawful and political statements.