AMARAVATI: Telugu Desam Party National President and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday deplored that the YCP Government’s one year vindictive and vicious rule has caused untold hardships and misery to all sections of people in Andhra Pradesh.
Expressing concerns over deteriorating situation in the state, Mr. Naidu gave a clarion call to the people to join hands with the Opposition and agitate for the strict implementation of the Rule of Law leaving no scope for the ruling party leaders to perpetrate their lawless activities any further.
In an open letter here, the TDP chief termed it as tragic for the entire state as the young generations are not able to find job opportunities any longer in AP because Jagan Reddy rule has driven away 1.8 lakh Cr investments in just one year. No new industrialist is daring to come forward to invest here. With their mindless activities, the ruling YCP leaders have ripped apart all systems and institutions. Rs. 87,000 Cr loans were brought newly in the state in over a year but there was no commensurate development anywhere in the state.
Mr. Naidu accused Jagan Reddy rule of having taken away one TDP MLA with financial benefits and another MLA with mining leases and business concessions. TDP MLCs were being lured with financial benefits and also some were threatened if they didn’t shift loyalties. This was totally contrary to the CM’s statement in the Assembly that if anybody was taken from TDP, they would be first made to resign from their posts. YCP should explain why it has not asked the three MLAs and two MLCs to resign. The CM should explain why it has not disqualified the defected MLAs and MLCs.
Mr. Naidu said over 70 construction workers committed suicides even as 600 farmers ended their lives following mounting debts and failure of crop returns in Coronavirus time. While the farmers’ families were suffering and struggling, the Government has not done anything to rescue them. In addition to this, current charges were increased along with liquor and cement prices. This has placed a new burden of Rs. 50,000 Cr on the people. Anna Canteens, which were of immense for poor people, were closed out of vendetta politics towards TDP.
Stating that YCP was making more mistakes trying to cover up its failures, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu blamed Jagan Reddy regime for ‘adopting a dangerous vengeful stand’ in order to carry forwards its mafia rule. It has bid goodbye to the people-friendly Amdedkar Constitution but is implementing the fanatical Raja Reddy Constitution in AP. Praja Vedika was demolished within days of coming to power. From the day he took oath as Chief Minister, Jagan Reddy was targetting and harassing TDP. YCP atrocities have claimed the life of Dr Kodela Sivaprasada Rao. Nine TDP leaders and activists were killed. Seven others were forced to commit suicides. Properties of 56 TDP leaders were destroyed. False cases were filed against 95 persons and another 167 families were put to harassment.
Stating that all sections were turning against YCP misdeeds now, Mr. Naidu said the government engineers have protested against ruling party excesses. Through illegal sand transportation to other states, YCP leaders were plundering hundreds of crores. The natural resources were being looted. Over 13 lakh tonnes sand was stolen by ruling party leaders from sand reaches itself in one year.
The TDP chief slammed the Government for creating a fear among the businessmen and traders as Rs. 2,000 Cr penalties were imposed against granite mines owners in Prakasam district. In Nellore district, the muslim minorities’ leaders houses were demolished. The YCP created destruction in Palnadu region where TDP families were driven out of their houses and villages. Attacks were also launched on the BC, SC, ST and Minorities. As a result, the TDP was forced to run a relief camp for the families victimised by the YCP.