Chandrababu Should Bow In Shame

  • Why don’t you care about the ill-effects
    of factories in residential areas?
  • Why is Babu’s Government stubborn about a
    private industry?
  • Attempt to murder cases for resisting the
  • It is better to shift it to a shore area
  • YS Jagan consoles victims in Tanuku

Tanuku: The
leader of opposition and YSRCP president YS Jagan questioned the TDP Government
why it was so stubborn about establishing industries at the cost of people’s
lives. He stated that Chandrababu should bow his head in shame for doing
atrocities on people in the name of the aqua foods factory. As part of West
Godavari tour, YS Jagan visited Tanuku to meet the victims who had to face
imprisonment due to false cases for resisting the establishment of Mega Aqua
Foods factory in Bhimavaram area.

YS Jagan visited the victims in sub-jail of Tanuku and expressed
his solidarity to their struggle on behalf of YSRCP. Later, speaking to the
media, he uncovered the true colours of Chandrababu and his Government. He
suggested the Government not to cause pain to people for the sake of private
industries and to set up them in shore areas instead. Here is what he spoke…

is with the filing of cases?!

We met Satyavatamma, who is in a devastated situation after she, her mother and
brother have been imprisoned on false grounds. Her father is suffering from
cancer. Locking up families in the jail happened as per cases registered under
IPC section 307 i.e. on grounds of attempt to murder. All they did was to fight
against the setting up of Mega Aqua Food factory in their area, owing to the
ill-effects it could cause. Innocent people like Satyavatamma and her family
members have been arrested on such false grounds and are facing punishment
unjustly. The FIR is stating that seven people have attempted to murder, leaving
chance for more people to be arrested. Even Satyavatamma’s name was not in the
FIR earlier. It was conveniently added later.

Are we
in democracy?!

It is to be doubted if we are in democracy. It was decided that
the factory would be built without collecting opinions from local people.
Chandrababu should be ashamed of his deeds. Industries that could cause
pollution should not be set up in residential areas in the first place. Doing
that without the consent or approval of local people is another misdeed.
Imposing false cases on the villagers for resisting the factory is yet another
misdeed. Ordering for section 144 in villages for months together is again a
misdeed. How can a CM do so many misdeeds in the issue?

is in fact a private project. Earlier, Delta paper mill was set up in the same
way. Small scale processing units were established adjacent to it. Toxic
chemicals are being released into Elamanduru drain from these units. The
farmers and the fishermen dependent on this drain for their professional needs
suffered loss. Now Golteru drain also is going to face the same fate.

is a solution, isn’t it?

This factory can be set up 10km away from here, in the shore area. The
management of this industry have lands there too. They can as well use them.
The toxic wastes can be released into the sea. All these people will continue
to live safe and happy.

Chandrababu is saying that
there will not be any toxic wastes from this factory, while revealing at the
same time that pipelines are being constructed for the release of the wastes.
Does this not mean that toxins will be released from it? The project report
mentions that 3000 tons of food material will be produced from this industry,
meaning 3000 tons of food will be processed with chemicals. This explains how
much pollution it is going to cause. Moreover, the factory is in orange zone
according to the centre, which means it will cause good amount of pollution.
Why is the state Government still trying to bluff people?

Why is
the enthusiasm?

This is a project being constructed by a private company. Why is the Government
building the pipeline for a factory that belongs to a private company? Who is
going to bear that expense? Is it not public money that is going to be used? If
the Government spends Rs.25-30 crore money on this private factory, will it do
the same with other companies as well? Why is the Government showing such an
enthusiasm about a private company? Why is it deploying the police force too?

straight suggestion

I make a sincere appeal to the company’s management. They will not lose much by
moving the industry to a shore area. People of this area have been fighting and
resisting the factory for 2 years now, much to their indifference. They went
ahead without the approval of Gram Sabha. They own lands in shore area 10 km
away. I appeal to them to move the factory there. We shall support them in that
case. The project will run at least for 25-30 years without causing trouble to
anybody. I request them not to cause problems to the villagers.

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