-Jagan aimed at revenue in new districts: Jawahar
-Political interests weighed heavily
AMARAVATI: TDP former Minister K.S. Jawahar on Monday slammed the Jagan Mohan Reddy Government for forming new districts only for ‘generating revenue’ and for ‘vested political interests’.
Jawahar asserted that the TDP would set right the unscientific division of districts immediately after coming to power. Why did Jagan Reddy cancel Anna Canteens when he named one district out of respect for NTR?
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said that the reorganisation of districts was more chaotic than even the AP Reorganisation. Revenue was one of the aims. The new districts were announced in the morning and orders came by evening for increasing registration charges.
Jawahar said the Chief Minister gave sole priority to his party interests and his own group in formation of new districts. People’s wishes and sentiments were not taken into account. Bhimavaram was made a district while ignoring Narasapuram only to satisfy Council Chairman Moshen Raju.
The TDP leader asked how parts of East and West Godavari districts could be merged into one district. Two to three revenue divisions were distributed to each MLA to give them leverage. Gannavaram and Penamaluru near Vijayawada were merged with faraway Machilipatnam. There were discrepancies with regard to the merger of Rajampet with Rayachoti and Hindupur with Puttaparthi.
Jawahar deplored that not even one district was named after Ambedkar. The new districts were brought to the fore only to divert the public attention from current charges hike, increased taxes and liquor and sand looting. The CM was not in a position to speak the word Rajahmundry properly. How can zilla parishads function separately when new districts were formed?