Govt taking people for a ride: Vijayamma

Kagajnagar, May 21,
2013: YSR Congress Party honourary president Smt. Y.S. Vijayamma on Tuesday charged
the Kiran Kumar Reddy-led Congress Government with taking the people for a ride
by diluting the YSR-implemented welfare schemes and failing to implement the
newly introduced schemes.

Addressing a huge
public meeting at Kagajnagar in Adilabad district, Smt. Vijayamma said the
present Government has no inkling of the people’s problems.

“YSR used to asses and
think of people’s problems irrespective of his being in power or not and
accordingly introduced several welfare schemes. But the present Government has
no concern for people’s welfare. The Government also failed to implement its
recently introduced schemes such as Amma Hastam and Bangaru Talli in a
systematic manner and sincerly,” she remarked, adding YSR had a special love
for the people of Telangana.

Attacking the
Government for abdicating the Pranahita-Chevella project which was initiated by
the YSR regime, she said the project would have completed by now if YSR had
been alive. “YSR thought of irrigating agricultural lands in seven districts of
Telangana with the Pranahita project but unfortunately it has been abdicated by
the present Government after his death,” she said.

Rytu Chaitanya Yatras

Smt. Vijayamma heckled
at the Rytu Chaitanya Yatras being undertaken by the Government and asked: “What
are the Chaitanya Yatras meant for? While MSP (Minimum Support Price) for
turmeric and cotton was Rs.14,000 and Rs.12,000 respectively during the YSR
regime, it is now Rs.5000 and Rs.6000 respectively. Are the Yatras meant for
hiking the fertilizer prices by 300 percent and failing to supply free power to
farmers?” Smt. Vijayamma said the farmers are being denied input subsidy and
MSP on their agricultural produce.

She said the Congress
government has failed to keep its promises of 2009 election manifesto and has
been subjecting the people to various difficulties by increasing the power
tariff and failing to implement the subsidy rice scheme.

While the Congress
under the leadership of YSR promised to supply free power for nine hours a day and
increase the quantity of subsidy rice scheme from 20 kg to 30 kg, she said, the
Government has been cheating people in the name of Re. 1 a kg rice scheme. “If
you supply 20 kg under the scheme, families are being forced to spend a minimum
of Rs.450 to meet the total requirement of the rice,” she said adding the
people are being cheated by CM.

decries Naidu’s stance

Smt. Vijayamma also
targeted the TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu for supporting the anti-people
Congress Government and said Naidu has been extending full support to the
Government for selfish reasons.

She called upon the
people to extend full support to the YSR Congress party and teach a fitting
lesson to both Congress and TDP in the next elections.

joins YSRCP

Former MLA Koneru Konappa
and his supporters joined the YSR Congress party on the occasion.

YSRCP leaders Indrakaran
Reddy, Konda Surekha, Boda Janardhan and others also spoke in the public

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