YSRCP running Jungle Raj in AP: TDP MPs complain to President in Delhi

AMARAVATI: Telugu Desam Party MPs met President Ramnath Kovind in Delhi on Thursday and sought his intervention to prevent the Jaganmohan Reddy-led government in Andhra Pradesh from continuing its unconstitutional, undemocratic and corrupt regime in the state.

The MPs’ delegation comprising Galla Jayadev, Kesineni Nani, K. Rammohan Naidu and Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar submitted a memorandum to the President.

“We intend to bring to your kind notice the excessive actions of the Government in Andhra Pradesh since June 2019. The YSRCP Government is relentlessly pursuing anti-people policies and in the process pushing the State towards reign of Jungle Raj. The four pillars of the democracy, namely Legislature, Executive, Judiciary and Media are being undermined and are under attack by the ruling party”, the MPs said.

They told the President that the AP government was trying to subvert the Judiciary and its orders by carrying out cosmetic changes and trying to implement its own decisions though rejected by the Courts of Law.

Stating that there was rampant corruption in sand, land, liquor, and mines among others, the TDP MPs said when the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders and cadres were raising their voice against these scams, the YSRCP

Government was attacking them physically, psychologically, financially. False cases were being filed and TDP leaders were being arrested. The fundamental rights were denied and anybody questioning the AP government’s

unconstitutional activities was being harassed with false cases. This has triggered strong resentment among the people of Andhra Pradesh against the YSRCP-led Government.

The TDP MPs said that the AP Government, in its hurry to annihilate opposition party, has been trying to undo everything that the previous Governments have done. It ignored the fundamental dictum in a democracy, that governments may change but governance shall remain a continuous process. Within days of coming to power, the YSRCP demolished Praja Vedika which was constructed in Amaravati Capital City with Rs. 8 Cr public funds during TDP rule. The ruling party, in pursuit of its vendetta politics, is destroying the four pillars of democracy – legislature, executive, judiciary and media. The Government by aiming to destroy opposition is in the process undermining the legislature.

The MPs said that YSRCP Government is threatening bureaucrats and has injected a sense of fear among the executive leading to their lack of rule-bound functioning. Many of the officials were being harassed by not giving the postings, while two officials belonging to All India Services (AIS) were suspended without any proper reason. The two officials were forced to approach the judiciary in order to be reinstated. The law and order has deteriorated in an unprecedented manner. Many villagers in Palnadu region of Guntur district have been driven out of their hamlets by unleashing unprecedented violence against them. Victims hail from Dalit community, while a few belong to Minority communities. The victims are either daily wage farm workers or tenant farmers or small land owners. They were forced to flee to other parts of the State fearing for their lives.

The TDP MPs said since past one year there has been spurt in crimes in general and offenses against women, Dalits, minorities and BCs in particular. The High Court of Andhra Pradesh entrusted the investigation in some cases to the CBI. During the elections to local bodies in March 2020, a total of 2,362 MTPCs and 126 ZPTCs were elected unanimously, while opposition parties were prevented from filing nominations. The then State Election Commissioner has written to the Gov…

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