YCP silent on steel plant for last 20 months, says Devineni Uma



Reject oppressive regime in panchayat elections
YCP MPs not agitating for steel plant

AMARAVATI: Former Minister and senior TDP leader Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Sunday criticised Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy for trying to create a ‘false impression’ that he had no prior knowledge of the privatisation of the Visakha Steel Plant.
Mr. Uma asked the Chief Minister to explain whether he truly did not have any information about the discussions started by different companies for taking over the steel plant in the past one and half years. Afraid of his illegal assets cases only, Jagan Reddy has not opened his mouth for the past 20 months.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said that the CM has been silent on Visakha Steel all these months but now he was writing letters to the Prime Minister following severe public resentment. The common public were no longer believing in the statements of the ruling party leaders. After mortgaging the Special Category Status, the Chief Minister has now betrayed the Andhra people in respect of the steel plant as well.
Mr. Devineni Uma demanded the YCP 28 MPs to explain why they were unable to hold talks with the Prime Minister and the Union Ministers to stall the privatisation. The AP people achieved Vizag Steel after laying down several lives and waging a decade long agitation. CM Jagan had no right or authority to give away the steel plant for fear of his 31 cases. The AP voters have decided to chase the YCP out of the State.
The TDP leader slammed the ruling party leaders for misusing their power to ensure ‘forced unanimous elections’ which was going on indiscriminately all over the State. The Ministers were using abusive and threatening language against the State Election Commissioner (SEC). The unprincipled Ministers were only speaking aloud what was there in the mind of the Chief Minister.
Mr. Uma said that the YCP leaders, activists and volunteers were openly distributing cash and liquor in the elections. The police were only conniving with them and not taking any action despite complaints being made by the Opposition. The Governor was not taking any action against the Minister who threatened to put election officials in black list.

Peddireddy will pay for his illegal activities: TDP

Minister had to move out with approval of court

Peddireddy criminal network will collapse some day

AMARAVATI: Telugu Rythu State President Marreddy Srinivasa Reddy on Sunday termed it as a big blow to the ruling YCP as its Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy had to move out with the permission given by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. Srinivasa Reddy expressed concern that the Minister was perpetrating his rowdy politics on the people in different ways and he was trying to intimidate all sections with his constant threats. Now, the court has even restrained the Minister from talking to the media which was nothing short of a setback.

Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said that the Minister was thinking of increasing his illegal activities with his mafia networks in red sander smuggling, mining, sand and liquor. His criminal empire was being built on all sorts of anti-social activities. The time would come when this crime network of the Minister would collapse and he would surely be sent to jail for his illegal activities.

Mr. Srinivasa Reddy expressed doubt that Peddireddy was making such brazen violations of the State Election Commission and the constitution as part of his strong desire to become the Chief Minister someday. But, the Minister would not be able to escape from the laws and he would have to answer for his mafia network activities in future.

The TDP leader asserted that the ruling YCP was not yet learning its grievous mistakes despite the continuing strictures being passed in the courts. The CM and his Ministers should at least change their attitude after the latest setbacks from the State Election Commission and the High Court.

Mr. Srinivasa Reddy said that the general public were deeply upset about the suppressive tactics of the Jagan regime. This was why there was a lot of enthusiasm from the candidates to contest in the panchayat elections. The voters would show the YCP its place in these elections.Ends..

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