Leader of opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy addressed a massive public meeting in Parvathirpuram constituency in Vizianagaram district here , the first after the murder attempt on him on October 25 in Visakhapatnam airport.
Recalling late Chief Minister Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy's efforts behind the Jhanjhavathi Medium Irrigation Project, YS Jagan lashed out at AP CM Chandrababu Naidu for ignoring the interests of the farmers in the State. While the sugarcane farmers are in distress, the government-owned sugar factory has a Rs 12 crore debt looming, he said.
YS Jagan said that in the Parvathipuram municipality, the locals complained of lack of drinking water facilities. "Once in three days, the drinking water is being supplied," he said.
After promising to deliver the drinking water projects through gravity, Chandrababu did not finish the projects initiated by previous governments. In the constituency, the local MLA and MLC are involved in rampant corruption. The TDP mafia, the Janmabhoomi committees, which are spread across villages, are making money in beautification works, Anganwadi posts, providing jobs in sub-stations, pensions, toilets, ration and a host of other welfare schemes, benefits meant for the people and programmes.
Stating that the Agrigold victims are in dire straits and that the TDP government deceived them, he observed that all the assets belonging to Agrigold are being sidelined by Chandrababu Naidu and Nara Lokesh. Starting a new drama over the Agrigold case, the government now says that Haailand does not belong to Agrigold--a big let downn for victims who were expecting justice over the last four years.
Questioning the CID officers and the government, the Courts pointed out the conspiracy to cash in on the Agrigold assets. "Why was Haailand MD Aluri Venkateshwarlu was not arrested?," the Court asked.
Several parts of the State are in drought, with an average of 35% low rainfall, especially in areas surrounding Guntur and the Southern coastal andhra. While 507 mandals and 50 % of Rayalaseema in the State suffer the drought, Chandrababu is fudging the numbers on the number of drought-affected mandals in the district. The reality is that 26 mandals in Vizianagaram are in drought, he said.
Chandrababu Naidu, who promised to provide the farmers input subsidy of Rs 2,000 crore, did not even give a single rupee for their rescue. While the farm loans were not rescheduled, the old loans are not waived.
Lambasting Chandrababu Naidu for claiming that he brought irrigation waters from Pattiseema project, he asked, "Where are the waters from Pattiseema?"
Addressing the public about the Polavaram project, he said that in the last four years, only the foundation walls were built. But, the TDP leaders are claiming to have completed. Recently, Chandrababu took his grandson to the project, he added.
"The project is a centre of corruption. Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu's relative is indulging in taking up the contract works in Polavaram project," he said.