Amaravati, April 23:
MLA and TDP senior leader Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary on Friday slammed Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy for ‘damaging’ the interests of Andhra Pradesh only to save himself from punishment in the CBI and ED illegal assets cases.
Mr. Butchaiah Chowdary expressed concern over a ‘deep-seated conspiracy’ of the Chief Minister to hand over the AP wealth to the Gujarat-based companies as part of his vested interests. The arrest of Sangam Dairy Chairman Dhulipalla Narendra Kumar was also part of the YCP plan to extend undue benefits to the Amul company.
Addressing a press conference, the TDP leader deplored that the ruling YCP was causing irreparable damage to the local dairies in Andhra Pradesh ever since the Amul company began its operations here. The local dairies were operating in the cooperative sector with active participation of the farmers. The Sangam Dairy had been functioning under a private management and a federation of farmers’ associations.
Mr. Butchaiah Chowdary recalled how the Sangam dairy had been giving handsome bonus packages to the farmers in addition to providing educational and medical facilities to their families. Even Vijaya Dairy was doing the same in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. The YCP Government was obviously bent on closing down all these dairies in order to hand them over to the Amul company.
The TDP leader alleged that the Chief Minister was mortgaging the AP wealth to the Gujarat companies only to get undue favours from PM Modi. Already, several ports in Andhra Pradesh have been handed over to Adani. Even the Visakha Steel was being given on a golden platter to Adani and Reliance. Now, the ruling YCP began sabotaging the farmers’ cooperative dairies in the State.
Mr. Chowdary said that the Jagan regime was resorting to human rights violations and suppressing all voices of dissent against its anti-people and anti-AP policies.
CM playing games with students’ lives: TDP
Former Minister and TDP leader Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy on Friday accused the Jaganmohan Reddy Government of putting the lives of over 15 lakh students in the State at serious risk because of threat from the second wave of Coronavirus infections.
Mr. Satyanarayana Murthy asked why the Chief Minister was adamantly going ahead with his decision when MLC Nara Lokesh had only demanded postponement of examinations for the sake of saving the students’ lives. Jagan Reddy was not able to realise the value of students’ lives just because he came from a background of dacoities, corruption and illegal wealth.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader termed it as unfortunate that the YCP Government was disregarding the people, courts and even the media. The Chief Minister was behaving like an educated ignoramus who would not care about the safety and security of others. If the Government did not postpone the examinations, then the TDP protesters would block the buses from carrying the students to the schools.
Mr. Satyanarayana Murthy pointed out that the examinations of different classes were postponed already in over 11 States and also at the national level. They did so to save the students from dangerous exposure to the second wave infections. But in AP, the Jagan Reddy regime was playing dangerous games with the students’ lives. Mr. Lokesh made the demand after taking the opinions of students and parents but the Government was acting arrogantly and mindlessly.
The TDP leader said that Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh seemed to be having a grudge against the students considering his adamant stand on the exams.