State bandh is total: Sobha

YSR Congress Party thanked the people of the State for voluntarily participating in the state bandh and making it successful.

Addressing a media conference at the party office in Hyderabad Friday, MLA and YSRCLP deputy leader Sobha Nagi Reddy said that the state bandh called by the party in protest against the power crisis in the state was a big success.

“The bandh is peaceful and successful except for a few stray incidents,” she declared, adding, people have voluntarily responded to the bandh call despite the combined efforts of the Congress and TDP leaders to fizzle it out.

Sobha Nagi Reddy charged that police, on the instructions of the government, have taken several YSRCP leaders into preventive custody on the eve of the bandh and put some leaders under house arrest to ensure the bandh would not succeed.

Criticizing the police for resorting to lathi charge to scare away the YSRCP activists at several places, Sobha Nagi Reddy has called the police action undemocratic and brutal.

She said all sections of people including farmers, students, workers, industrialists, businessmen and others voluntarily supported the bandh call as they are adversely affected by the power crisis.
Observing that the TDP has joined hands with the Congress to scuttle the bandh, she said it was once again proved that TDP has been in collusion with the Congress party.

“Our leader is in jail but still we proved through this bandh that ours is the only party that comes forward to take up people’s problems,” she declared.

She asked the government to respond to the serious power crisis in the state by taking some strong measures at least now. “Assembly also should be convened to discuss the issue,” she demanded.
She said the power crisis has been one of the serious problems being faced by the people and the situation has not improved even after ten days of the CM’s trip to Delhi.

“The CM has taken several preventive measures to foil the bandh. The power crisis would not have been there if the CM had taken such preventive measures long back to solve the issue,” she remarked.

Sobha decries some TV channels

Sobha Nagi Reddy criticized TV 9 and ABN Adhra Jyothy channels for declaring the bandh a flop and making negative propaganda on the incidents connected with the bandh.

“What do they want to convey? Do they mean to say that people are not facing the power problem?” she asked.

Krishna Das wife’s arrest undemocratic

Referring to the forcible arrest of Padma Priya, convener of party’s Srikakulam District and wife of party MLA Dharmana Krishna Das in Srikakulam on the occasion of the bandh, SobhaNagi Reddy described the police behavior as highhanded and undemocratic.

“Krishna Das has complained to the police and will lodge a complaint with the Speaker about the police rough behavior. The party also will ask the Privileges committee to look into the issue,” she said.

Answering a question, she said YSRCP is ready to express solidarity to the left parties for their proposed bandh on the power crisis.

“The party would never join hands with the TDP in highlighting the people’s issues. We will fight independently on people’s problems,” she said.


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