Lokesh blames YCP for death of SI Durga Rao

AMARAVATI Sep 20: TDP National General Secretary Nara Lokesh on Sunday held the ruling YSRCP sand and liquor mafia responsible for the harassment, victimisation and eventual death of SI late Allu Durga Rao.

Mr. Lokesh said that the YCP Government’s negligence and corruption were giving a hard time for honest officers like Durga Rao.

A TDP delegation led by former Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and TDP Spokesperson Kommareddy Pattabhi called on the family members of late SI Allu Durga Rao belonging to West Godavari district. They expressed their condolences to the bereaved family members and assured all support from their party.

Mr. Nara Lokesh telephoned the family members of the SI and promised to provide educational facilities to the daughters of late Durga Rao.

Mr. Lokesh said that Durga Rao’s honesty and integrity became curses for himself in his police career. For rendering honest services for over 18 years, the Jaganmohan Reddy government harassed him with repeated memos. The ill fated SI fell victim to the manipulations of the sand and liquor mafia.

Mr. Lokesh Durgapur Rao belonged to a BC family in Tuni in East Godavari district and worked in West Godavari. He came from a humble family living in a tiled house. The YCP leaders victimized and targeted him just for not supporting their illegal mafia activities. They made sure that the higher officials give continuous memos eventually leading to his transfers, ill health, Covid infection and death.

Mr. Lokesh strongly objected to the YSRCP Government trying to forcibly fix current meters on the agricultural pumpsets in Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. Lokesh condemned the manner in which the Government was ignoring the demands of the farmers who had their own concerns on the meters issue.

The TDP MLC accused the Jagan Reddy regime of following anti-farmer policies without any commitment to solve their problems in the field level. It would not be correct to fix meters when the farmers were strongly opposing them. The attempts to fix meters in Anantapur district met with severe opposition from the farmers there.

Mr. Lokesh decried the attitude of the Government and deplored that the farmers were getting a raw deal since the present regime came to power in the State. Even during the Coronavirus pandemic period, the Government failed to ensure remunerative prices to the farmers while horticulture farmers had lost heavily due to lack of marketing support during lockdown periods.

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