-TDP asks Jagan to break silence on ‘Kodali casino’
-Naidu presides strategy meeting
-CM should explain on videos of illegal casino
-Kodali defenceless, making abusive counter attacks
-Jagan name missing in India’s top 20 best CMs’ list
AMARAVATI: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), at its strategy meeting presided by party National President and former CM N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday demanded that Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy should break his silence on the illegal casino held in Gudivada in Krishna district.
The TDP slammed Minister Kodali Venkateswara Rao alias Kodali Nani for turning a birthplace of freedom fighters, stalwarts and intellectuals like Gudivada into a ‘casino capital’ for the sake of easy money. The attack on the opposition fact finding committee members was highly condemnable.
The TDP strategy meet pointed out how CM Jagan Reddy’s was missing in the top 20 best CMs’ list in the country. Kodali Nani was caught badly as there was video evidence for the
unlawful casino. Despite the glaring evidence, the Minister was trying to plead not guilty and making false statements. Kodali Nani apparently had no valid defense which was why he started indulging in misinformation campaign.
Chandrababu Naidu lauded the party leaders and fact finding committee for putting up a brave fight against the casino organisers. The party decided to continue and step its agitation against the poisonous casino culture that was creeping into the State. Complaints would be made to various national investigation agencies about how hundreds of crores changed hands.
The TDP leaders urged CM Jagan Reddy to open his mouth on the videos of casino organised at the Minister’s K Convention Centre and under the direct supervision of the ruling YSRCP leaders. The Minister would not be able to silence the people with his abusive language and indecent counter attacks.
Condemning the ‘custodial torture’ of Chittoor Dalit woman, the TDP leaders demanded SC, ST atrocities case to be booked on all those responsible. Suspension of one constable would not be enough. Instead of increasing salaries, the ruling YSRCP started using blackmailing tactics against the Government employees. The Government was indulging in a vicious social media and mainstream media campaign. The TDP expressed total support to the employees demands.
The Telugu Desam leaders stressed the need for declaring holidays for schools considering the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the State. It would be wrong on the part of the Government to continue its adamant stand. Negligence in this respect would throw lives of students and parents in danger.
The TDP leaders expressed concern that some forces were working overtime to protect the masterminds behind the murder of YS Vivekananda Reddy, who was CM Jagan Reddy’s paternal uncle. Efforts were being made to limit the blame to just four persons, who actually worked the main masterminds.
Referring to shortage of fertiliser, the TDP leaders said an artificial scarcity was created by vested interests. Fertiliser was being sold at very high prices to farmers. The Government had a duty to respond on this.
The TDP said the missing of Jagan Reddy’s name in India’s most popular CMs’ list stood as a testimony to the destructive rule in AP. Jagan’s name was not even found in the top 20 best CMs’ list, which only held mirror to his administration. Despite such adverse surveys, the ruling YSRCP leaders were making shameless claims of winning whenever elections would be held.
The TDP leaders said their party along with the NTR Memorial Trust were providing telemedicine Covid services with the help of noted doctors based in the US.