Chandrababu cheating BCs: YSRCP

February 27, 2013: Describing as bogus the BC Declaration of N Chandrababu Naidu,
YSRCP has charged the TDP President with ignoring the interests of the Backward
Classes during his nine year term.

“It was YSR who stood as a
champion of Backward Classes (BCs) cause while Chandrababu Naidu has
demoralised and  driven them to indebtedness due to his faulty policies
and toeing the path World Bank terms,” the party BC Cell Convenor and
spokesperson Gattu Ramachandra Rao told reporters here on Wednesday.

Releasing a charge-sheet with
22 pointed questions on the policies that had affected the BCs during
Chandrababu Naidu’s  nine-year term, Rao said; “ the TDP leader has worked
as an agent of World Bank and had scant respect for artisans and his much
touted Rs 625-crore Aaradhana scheme had benefitted only his party cadre and
not the targetted persons.

The business units that were
supposed to supply tools to the artisans sprung overnight and vanished quickly
after making a fast buck but the backward classes did not benefit and
Chandrababu Naidu should be prepared for an inquiry into the implementation of
the scheme and the amount spent on purchase of tools. 

Drawing a comparison between
the YSR and Chandrababu Naidu rule, he said while the TDP rule has driven
farmers to indebtedness and suicides due to the anti-farmer policies and steep
hike in power tariff with agriculture and its allied fields bearing the brunt,
YSR has rejuvenated all those sections with waiver of loans, interest and power
charges besides rescheduling of loans and increasing pension amounts and

Toddy tappes, fishermen,
weavers, farmers, shepherds, and all communities of the weaker sections
benefitted immensely under YSR rule. Fees reimbursement, free power, Aarogyasri
and all other welfare schemes of YSR had benefitted Backward Classes.

These marginalised sections of
the society were driven to suicides as Chandrababu Naidu has worked to
eradicate the poor and not poverty, he said. No ex-gratia was paid to poor and
the TDP leader made a mockery of suicides and deaths even.

The TDP leader should answer
as to how artisans suffered with his anti-poor policies.    

The number suicides increased
from 57 in 1995 to 1,709 in 2004 by the time Chandrababu Naidu demitted office.
YSR had done the damage control exercise and infused confidence among BCs
through his welfare schemes and strict implementation.

Chandrababu Naidu claiming
that he is the champion of BC cause in his padayatra and releasing a BC
declaration is ridiculous as his past record shows that he was never committed
for BC welfare and there are many examples to his foolhardy decisions.

“He has to answer those
questions before making new promises. He wiped out NTR welfare schemes and
suffocated the Backward Classes through his ruthless policies and he has no
moral right to speak on the BC issue,” he said. 

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