TDP Rythu Kosam to expose CM’s betrayal of farmers

YCP adopted double standards on farm laws
Naidu presides party strategy panel meeting
Jagan failed to take forward Seema projects
AMARAVATI: The Telugu Desam Party, at its strategy committee meeting presided by party National President and former CM N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday accused Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy of adopting double standards on the farm laws.
The TDP leaders said that the Jagan Reddy regime had pushed the State agriculture into a deep crisis by following anti-farmer policies. The TDP had extended full support to Bharat Bandh in protest against the farm laws. CM Jagan Reddy had supported the farm laws in the Parliament but now his Government was extending support to the protests of farmers associations. This was yet another stand that had exposed the betrayals and double standards of the ruling YSRCP. The Jagan rule’s failures would be exposed in the TDP Rythu Kosam protests in Krishna and Guntur districts on September 30.
The TDP meeting decided to hold a meeting in Hindupur on October 6 in Hindupur to protest against the Jagan Reddy betrayal of Rayalaseema farmers with regard to irrigation projects. Groundnut crop was damaged in 15 lakh acres in Rayalaseema. No support was given so far. The Government was imposing all sorts of burdens. Over Rs. 29,000 Cr loans were being brought through the Power Finance Corporation. Still, Rs. 11,000 Cr additional burdens were placed by hiking power charges. In just two years, Rs. 36,000 Cr current burdens were placed on the people.
The TDP leaders slammed the AP DGP for making ‘misleading’ statements on the involvement of Vijayawada-based Aashi company in drug smuggling. Aashi address was traced to Vijayawada city. But still, the DGP was saying their smuggling activities were not in Andhra Pradesh. The DGP should explain whether it was not a fact that Aashi company filed GST returns nine times till June with their Vijayawada address. Why did the national level Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) alert the neighbouring States about AP smuggling?
Decrying the DGP’s statements, the TDP termed it as atrocious on the part of the police to take light of the smuggling that involved Rs. 2 lakh Cr drugs. Did the DGP make misleading statements at the behest of Tadepalli orders? The YCP leaders themselves turned into smugglers of ganja, gutka, red sander, devotees’ hair, rice, sand, liquor and heroin. They were making thousands of crores of illegal and quick money at the cost of the future of AP people. Why were forensic tests not done on YCP MLA Samineni Udaya Bhanu’s son in ganja smuggling case?
The TDP leaders asked why Vijayanand Reddy, who was accused in red sander smuggling, was made RTC Chairman. Those involved in rice smuggling were given posts. One Guntur MLA was involved in making gutka. A police officer facing allegations in a ganja sale was given posting in Guntur zone. A detailed probe should be held in all these issues. It was condemnable that they decided to cut mike to Atchannaidu and Nimmala Ramanaidu. The YSRCP was making a mockery of democracy at every step. Dissenting voices were being suppressed.
The TDP meeting accused the Jagan regime of failing to take preventive steps against viral diseases. Sanitation was not being maintained. The e-rickshaws and e-autos bought during the TDP rule were set aside. People were suffering from dengue, malaria and typhoid. CM Jagan Reddy’s activities during his father YSR’s regime were hanging like a curse on AP now. The licences given illegally for bauxite mining in Visakha agency now made the State stand like an accused before the national and international courts. The Ras al Khaimah issue came up for settlement in London for which AP officials were sent now.
The TDP said that the attack by YCP goons led by MLA Jogi Ramesh on the Chandrababu residence was complained to the Union Home department by the TDP MPs. Legal action would be initiated against those who were creating obstacles for making payments of Rs. 563 Cr towards NREGS bills.