TDP laxity in relief measures flayed

Hyderabad, Oct 16: Appealing to the people to contribute generously to the YSR Foundation-Sakshi Relief Fund to provide succour to the Hudhud affected people, YSR Congress has said that there has been laxity on part of TDP government in providing relief and rehabilitation work as its focus is more on publicity than on meeting the ground realities.

“The State did not brace up or had shown any preparedness to minimize the loss though there were reports well in advance that Hudhud Cyclone would cross the coast at Visakhapatnam. Even after the damage was done the Chief Minister moved only after the Prime Minister has shown concern and after announcing his schedule to visit the affected areas.

Chandrababu Naidu has been concentrating more on publicity and prolonged speeches instead of taking steps to restore normalcy and quicken the relief and rehabilitation measures,” party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu told reporters here on Thursday.

The most experienced Chief Minister has utilized most of his time in live telecast of his lengthy press and review meetings instead of directing the officials and monitoring the relief work. The time he spent on publicity is much higher than the time he spent with the people or the officials.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has been in Vizag only to help the people out in getting quicker relief while the Chief Minister has given priority for instigating people against our leader in the Saraswathi Power Plant case, he said.

He dismissed as biased and baseless the news appearing in a section of press quoting social media reports that the Hudhud Cyclone was a result of YS Vijayamma being defeated at Visakhapatnam. “We cannot be held responsible for someone’s mischief and we distance ourselves from such reports,” he said.

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