Lokesh asks ‘Flying CM’ to come down to see flood victims

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Jagan focusing on profit-sharing talks with Adani
‘Son of soil’ not caring for flood-hit Rayalaseema
CM deriving sadistic pleasure like Emperor Niro
AMARAVATI: TDP National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh on Saturday advised Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy to make field level visits instead of conducting half-hearted aerial surveys on the flood damages in the affected areas in the State.
Lokesh asserted that the Chief Minister would understand the factual problems of the flood victims only when he would stop flying in air and start coming down to earth. The ‘Flying CM’ should come down to see the affected areas. Jagan Reddy was only busy with discussions with Adani on sharing of profits but had no time to physically see the loss of life, crops and property in the heavy rains.
In a statement here, Lokesh said though Rayalaseema played a key role in handing over a huge victory in 2019, Jagan Reddy has not bothered now to even turn his head towards the flood victims there. The CM did not have even a concern for the region of which he was a son of the soil. Like the famous Emperor Niro, who played his fiddle when Rome was burning, Jagan Reddy was deriving sadistic pleasure while the flood hit people were suffering.
Nara Lokesh deplored that the whole of Rayalaseema was devastated in the latest incessant rains and floods. Whereas, the Chief Minister was only interested in seeing the face of Chandrababu Naidu to derive perverted pleasure in the aftermath of the Kuppam polls. Huge losses took place in Rayalaseema now because the Jagan regime ignored the weather forecast warning and neglected precautionary measures.
Lokesh said that major loss of life and crop damages would have been averted if the CM showed a little concern for the victims. Jagan Reddy was not giving to the people’s needs even a little of that total focus that he has given to bogus voting in the Kuppam polls. Over 12 persons died and 30 persons washed away and went missing in Jagan Reddy’s own Kadapa district.
Condemning the Government’s ‘indifference’, Lokesh said the Chief Minister had no time to check what was happening in the flood hit areas. Flood threat posed to many parts of the State following rising levels and overflowing of rivers and streams in many parts. Jagan Reddy had no patience or concern to find out about the alarming situation at the dams on the rivers.
Nara Lokesh expressed concern that the present situation in Rayalaseema and Nellore looked ghastly and tragic. People were protesting and agitating over the missing of their family members. Whole villages were marooned and cut off from the rest of the world. Families became homeless. Some lost their family members. Crops were washed away and livestock was lost.
Lokesh asked whether the flying Chief Minister would be able to have a first hand account of the actual woes of the victims. Jagan Reddy should undertake field visits in order to extend real help. There was no hope that the Government and the official machinery would come to rescue the flood victims.
Lokesh said that the TDP was known for how immediate relief was provided to the victims of the Hudhud and Titli cyclones during its regime. Now, the TDP was not in power but still the party had got a heart to respond and come to the rescue of the needy people. The TDP leaders, activists and frontal organisations should extend all possible relief to the victims of heavy rains.

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