AMARAVATI: TDP former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Monday expressed concern that though the Coronavirus situation turned highly dangerous after the unlock period, the YSRCP government was not stepping up adequate measures to rescue the people.
Uma deplored that the ruling party Ministers were busy making easy money through illegal sand, liquor and playing cards activities while the Chief Minister was playing his video games not coming out of his Tadepalli palace.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader accused the CM of not visiting the field level despite large scale complaints about lack of required facilities at the quarantine centres and the Covid isolation facilities. The Vijayawada General Hospital was designated as State Covid Hospital but nobody was able to specify how many beds were available. There was no clarity on the oxygen beds and ventilators available for the patients there. The CM and the Minister concerned did not hold a review on this till now.
Devineni Uma said that as a responsible Opposition leader, former CM Chandrababu Naidu was holding conferences with doctors globally to create awareness and give confidence to the people. Whereas, CM Jagan Reddy was confining himself to vengeful political games from his Tadepalli residence instead of coming out to provide psychological support to the people. The CM was keeping silent while his party leaders were bringing liquor illegally from neighbouring states and selling the same at three to four times rates in the State.
Uma said that just like a gang of robbers would share the booty, the YSRCP leaders were looting the people of AP from all sides. Sand shortage was just the creation of the ruling party in order to make easy money and fill their pockets. Amaravati farmers’ protests crossed 220 days and 68 farmers sacrificed their lives so far, but the CM was not bothering to solve their problems. Jagan Reddy was obviously vengeful just because all the 5 crore people of AP did not vote en masse for him in 2014 elections.
The TDP leader asserted that it was only YSRCP’s failures that the virus cases in AP, which stood at just five to 10 in March first week, were now crossing 1 lakh mark. The presence of 30 dead bodies lying uncleared at Guntur hospital mortuary was an indication of miserable failure of the government.