Pay Ex-gratia Immediately

Nellore, Jan 3: Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that TDP government has failed to learn lessons from past mistakes as the mishaps at firecracker godowns have become frequent and demanded Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to the family members of the deceased.

‘Last year it was in East Godavari district and it has happened here now and Chandrababu Naidu has to be held responsible for it as he failed to take proper measures to prevent such mishaps,’ he said while speaking to media after consoling the families of the people who died in the mishap.

He also went round the hospital where the injured were being treated and he was told that some of them with 80 % burn injuries may not survive. He blamed Chandrababu Naidu for not visiting the families or the hospital though he was just 100 km away which shows his concern. All those who died in the mishap are tribals and Chandrababu Naidu has failed to release ITDA funds which has forced them to take up menial jobs with risk.

Though specific guidelines were set for the safety in firecracker units they were not being monitored properly which led to the mishap and the state should own responsibility for it, he said.

Chandrababu Naidu has failed to set up Tribal Advisory Committee as majority of the tribal MLAs belong to YSR Congress and there is not platform to raise such issues. He demanded that Tribal Advisory Committee should be set up immediately and the exgratia should be paid on priority basis.
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