Vijayamma decries Govt’s inaction

YSR Congress Party
honourary president Smt. Y.S. Vijayamma today found fault with the Government
for its lackadaisical approach in undertaking rehabilitation measures in the
flood affected areas.

Speaking to media
persons after visiting several submerged areas and crops in and around Eluru,
Vijayamma said CM Kiran Kumar and other ministers considered their visits to
Delhi as more important than to attend to the flood victims.

“There is no response
from the Government at all to the flood till now. Despite the weather
department’s warnings, the Government totally failed to anticipate the
seriousness of the situation and come to the rescue of the people to reduce the
loss of lives and property,” she lamented.

Flaying the
Government’s negligence towards the construction of the Tammileru Protection
Wall, Vijayamma said an amount of Rs.19 Cr was released by YSR for the purpose.
“Acting on representations, YSR sanctioned Rs. 28 Cr for the second time but the
amount has not yet been released by the Kiran Kumar Reddy Government,” she said.

Assuring people proper steps
would be taken to complete the construction of Protection Wall when YSRCP comes
to power, Vijayamma asked the Government to take up immediate measures to help
the flood victims and to compensate for the losses suffered by people.

Vijayamma said YSR
Congress Party would put pressure on the Government to ensure proper
compensation is paid to the flood victims. “We will stand by you. Our party
leaders and activists will participate in the rehabilitation activities,” she
assured the flood victims. 

(Updated on  Nov 5, 2012)

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