Immediate relief sought for flood victims

YSR Congress Party today
came down heavily on the Government for its total failure in anticipating the
intensity of the Nilam cyclone and the resultant floods in the state.

Addressing media
persons at party central office in Hyderabad, party MLA G. Srikanth Reddy
demanded the Government to make immediate arrangements for payment of financial
relief to the victims who suffered property and crop losses due to the heavy

Srikanth Reddy said
there are neither medical camps nor drinking water supplies in the flood-hit
areas. Heavy property and crop losses occurred in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasham
and Godavari districts because of the Government’s negligence and the victims
should be compensated immediately.

Taking objection to the
Minister Raghuvera Reddy’s announcement that there was no danger from the
Nialm, Srikanth Reddy sought an explanation from the Minister on what basis he
made the statement.

“The Government should
openly admit its failure in anticipating the intensity of the natural calamity
and take steps for immediate relief to the farmers and others who lost their
crops and property,” he demanded.

It is good the
Government has announced ex-gratia for the families of those who lost their
lives in the floods but immediate announcement of relief for others is also
important as well, he said.

Srinkanth Reddy
objected to the statements of some ministers that central teams would visit to
assess the flood damage. “What is the use of such teams? The Government has not
yet paid the input subsidy promised to farmers during the Jal cyclone in the
past,” he remarked.

desperate for power

Srikanth Reddy said TDP
President Chandrababu Naidu is desperate for power and his visits to the flood
hit areas seemed to be aiming at votes.

During his 9-year rule,
Naidu never thought of irrigation, drainage system and loan or interest waiver but
now he is making all promises to the people. “He kept quiet when Karnataka
built projects during his rule and because of that we are experiencing the
floods now,” he said, adding people won’t believe Naidu’s promises going by his
past record. 

(Updated on Nov 6, 2012)

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