Amaravati, July 21:
Telugu Desam Party AP President K. Atchannaidu on Wednesday expressed concern that Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy was bent on creating jobs for his own community and his party’s politically unemployed leaders but not focusing on the larger interests of jobless youth and educated unemployed graduates.
Mr. Atchannaidu deplored that the weaker sections and the backward classes were being subjected to a systematic suppression ever since Mr. Jagan Reddy came to power in the State. The BC, SC, ST and Minority Ministers were turned into dummies and puppets who had no freedom to take any decisions at any level in the Government. Even the fate of the so-called Deputy Chief Ministers was no different.
In a statement here, the TDP leader said that the Jagan Reddy regime showed total discrimination by giving nominated posts with no funds and no powers to the deprived sections. Whereas, the corporations with huge funds, prestige, powers and privileges were given to Mr. Jagan Reddy’s own community. Posts without even chairs and office addresses were distributed to the SC, ST, BC and Minorities.
Rs. 344 Cr panchayat funds diverted to Govt loans: TDP
Telugu Rythu State President Marreddy Srinivasa Reddy on Wednesday charged the Jaganmohan Reddy Government of ‘snatching away’ Rs. 344.93 Cr of the 14th Finance Commission funds originally meant for strengthening the panchayat and local bodies in the State.
Mr. Srinivasa Reddy said that the Chief Minister had reduced the sarpanches to just puppets while misusing the Grama volunteers and District Collectors to crush the panchayat raj system in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Jagan Reddy has diverted the 14th Finance Commission funds to pay his Government’s debts instead of using them for development of rural areas.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said that the Government diverted Rs. 344.93 released by the finance commission in the name of electricity arrears. These funds were meant for maintenance of the drinking water supply, roads and sanitation measures in the local bodies. It was against the rules to take away the 14th finance commission funds in the name of electricity arrears.
Lokesh decries injustice done to Chirala Dalit youth’s family
TDP National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh on Wednesday condemned that the Jaganmohan Reddy Government did not arrest the cops involved in the killing of Chirala Dalit youth Kiran Kumar even though one year has passed since the ghastly incident in Prakasam district.
Mr. Lokesh demanded immediate arrest of the SI and the constables who were responsible for the death of the Dalit youth. Kiran Kumar was beaten to death just for not wearing a face mask. What punishment should be given to the Chief Minister for not wearing the mask almost all the time?
In a statement here, Mr. Lokesh asked whether the Dalits have no right to live in the Jagan Reddy faction rule. The death of Kiran Kumar had left his parents without any support.
Officials answerable to courts over bauxite mining: TDP
Former Minister and TDP leader Nakka Anand Babu on Wednesday asserted that the bauxite mafia gang was carrying out their illegal mining activities in the Visakhapatnam and East Godavari scheduled areas with active support from the ruling YSRCP key leaders as well as the officials of all the departments concerned.
Mr. Anand Babu warned that not just the ruling party leaders but the officials concerned would also have to face stringent punishment in the illegal mining in the tribal areas. They were not taking any action despite the agitation going on against the bauxite mafia activities.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said that everyone involved in the illegal mining in Visakha agency would have to stand up in front of the court in future. The forest and environment protection officials were watching like silent spectators when the mafia gang was looting the mineral wealth with active support from the YCP leaders. All this bauxite looting was carried out by Lavkumar Reddy, who was a friend of TTD Chairman Y.V. Subba Reddy’s son.