Advisors are only helping Jagan to rob AP, says Pattabhi

Amaravathi, Jan 20: The national spokesperson of the TDP, Mr Kommareddy Pattabhiram, on Friday termed the advisors to the Government as the abettors to the Chief Minister, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, to rob the State.

“Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy is not feeling ashamed though the High Court passed serious comments on the system of appointing the advisors to the Government. The Chief Minister continues to appoint slavers and those who assist him in his shady dealings as advisors,” Mr Kommareddy Pattabhiram remarked. Neither the Chief Minister nor his advisors have even a basic thought to do something good for the State, Mr Pattabhiram said.

Observing that the governments had earlier appointed experts in various fields as advisors to assist the administration for doing something useful for the people, Mr Pattabhi said that Mr Jagan converted the advisors system as a rehabilitation centre. Though Rs 4 lakh to Rs 5 lakh is being paid monthly to each advisor as remuneration besides providing facilities like cars, staff and other necessities, the State is not getting any benefit from them, he remarked.

“The advisors are of the Cabinet rank besides heavy packages are being paid to them. Are the people of the State getting any benefit from them,” he asked. On the other hand, the employees are suffering heavily as they are not receiving their salaries ontime and they have to make appeals to the Governor for payment of their salaries regularly, he stated. “Salaries nill for the employees and facilities full for the advisors,” he commented.

Stating that the debt burden on the State already crossed Rs 10 lakh cr, Mr Pattabhi asked where is Mr Chandrasekhara Reddy, one of the advisors to the Government when the General Provident Fund (GPF) of the employees amounting to Rs 500 cr is being illegally taken away by the ruling dispensation.

Mr Kommareddy Pattabhiram demanded the State Government to come out with the details on how many days each advisor attended the office and when are they coming to the Secretariat. What benefit the State and the people have with each of them also should be revealed, he opined.