Vijayamma, MLAs to go on indefinite fast

Hyderabad, April 1, 2013: YSR
Congress Honorary President YS Vijayamma along with the party MLAs and MLCs
will go on an indefinite hunger strike from Tuesday in protest against the hike in
power tariff and the anti-people policies of the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.

“The party leaders will meet
YS Vijayamma at her Lotus Pond residence and pay tributes to YSR at Punjagutta
circle and the martyrs of Basheerbagh firing before sitting on the indefinite
fast,” Party senior leader Konathala Ramakrishna told reporters here on Monday.
 The other agitation programme announced
earlier will remain intact.

“We have been in the forefront
in taking up people’s issues and have moved a no confidence motion against the
Congress government for its callous attitude towards burning issues.

The main opposition TDP has
kept away from the voting and the Kiran Kumar Reddy government has gained
muscle and has now audaciously taken such brazen steps of increasing the power

Had the main opposition voted
against the state government, things would have been different,” he said.

There are different tones
within the Congress on the issue with Union Minister K Chiranjeevi, PCC Chief
Botsa Satyanarayana and senior leader V Hanumantha Rao speaking against the

We demand that the leaders
mount pressure on the high command and see that burden is not passed on to
people", he said.

Our other agitation programme
includes, holding dharnas on April 3 at all the assembly constituency

We will hold People’s Ballot
(Praja Ballot) starting from April 5(Jagjivanram’s birdthday) to April 14 (Dr
BR Ambedkar’s birthday). 

This ballot will be carried
out at all mandals, municipalities and major panchayats. The exercise to give
voice to the public opinion, he said adding that YS Vijayamma will lead the
party in all the agitation programmes.

On April 9, the party will
observe the completion of 10 years of YSR’s Praja Prasthanam and will
rededicate ourselves to the spirit of the padayatra which has changed the
political course of the state.  The political scenario today is very much
the same as it was when YSR started the padayatra on April 9, 2003, he said.

The Kiran Kumar Reddy
government looks like an extension of N Chandrababu Naidu’s term, he added.


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