Lokesh decries vacate notices to OTS victims

Warns legal battle till relief to poor families
Takes out rally in Mangalagiri segment
Demands justice to Kuragallu’s 226 OTS victims
Seeks Rs 25 L ex gratia to Jalleru bus tragedy victims
AMARAVATI: TDP National General Secretary Nara Lokesh on Wednesday asserted that their party would fight a legal battle in the courts till the poor beneficiaries of decades-old Government housing schemes would be spared from paying the unlawful OTS (one time settlement) collections in the State.
Lokesh assured the poor families of all support from the TDP and called upon them to fight against the YSRCP Government’s injustice with courage and self-confidence. The notices asking the poor families to vacate their houses were atrocious. The Chief Minister turned a deaf ear to the suffering and pain of the poor people.
During his visit to various colonies in Kuragallu village in Mangalagiri assembly constituency, Lokesh spoke to the local residents who narrated their problems because of ‘forcible OTS’ collections by the Government. Now, the officials were issuing notices to the poor beneficiaries asking to vacate the houses if they would not pay the registration amounts as per the Government instructions.
Nara Lokesh took part in a rally taken out by the Kuragallu OTS victims from Ambedkar statue to the Tahsildar office in Mangalagiri. He urged the Tahsildar to do justice to all the 226 poor families in Kuragallu village in the wake of the OTS notices. How could the notices be given with regard to the houses in which the poor families were living for several decades.
Lokesh along with the OTS victims submitted a memorandum to Mangalagiri Tahsildar, asking him to consider the poor families’ problems in a humanistic way. The previous TDP regime gave pattas to those living in houses in ‘konda poramboku’ lands. Likewise, the present Government should also give pattas to the OTS victims. The CM was not bothering to listen to the problems of people living in the constituency where he was residing.
Nara Lokesh termed it as unfortunate that Mangalagiri YSRCP MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy was working with an objective to remove the poor people’s houses in the Capital City region. The local revenue officials had no authority to serve ‘vacate notices’ in the Capital region since the CRDA came back into force.
Lokesh said that CM Jagan Reddy had no subject on any issue as was claimed by his own Advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy. The Mangalagiri MLA was no different and he should reveal who had demolished the road divider in Mangalagiri town. The corporation general funds were being diverted with spending them on creation of any basic facilities in the segment.
Nara Lokesh expressed grief over the death of several passengers and driver in the Jalleru bus tragedy in West Godavari district. He demanded Rs. 25 lakh ex gratia to the kin of each of the deceased and immediate medical help to the injured persons.