YSRCP condemns police highhandedness

Hyderabad, August 24, 2013: Condemning the highhandedness of the police in
foiling the deeksha of party honorary president YS Vijayamma, YSR Congress
Party has said that it will continue its fight against the authoritarian
decision of the Centre.

“We condemn the highhandedness of the police in foiling the indefinite
fast of YS Vijayamma and the manner in which she was taken to the government
hospital and we will continue to fight for demand of maintaining status quo if
the Centre cannot do justice to all regions,” Party official spokesperson
Jupudi Praabhakar Rao told reporters here on Saturday.

The police on instructions from the Government have taken away Vijayamma
late in the night from the deeksha site citing health grounds in a private
vehicle and did not bring an ambulance. This shows that the state has ulteriror
motives in foiling the fast.of a leader of a Political party, who is an MLA,
wife of a former chief minister and mother of an MP.

At the same time a local leader of TDP, whose fast was also foiled by
the police, was taken in an ambulance which shows the discrimination of the
official machinery, he said.

Vijayamma, whose health condition is on the slide, was advised by
 YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to give up the fast and lead the party in the fight
against the authoritarian decision of the Centre.

Despite her poor health condition, with falling blood pressure and sugar
levels leading to renal complications, Vijayamma wanted to continue to fast at
the Hospital but was advised by her son and other leaders to lead the party in
the fight against the Centre’s decision to bifurcate the state illogically.

It is time that the Centre knows the sentiments of the people and come
to terms with reality and think in terms of the people’s interests instead of
harping on cheap politicking, Jupudi said.

The CWC decision is unilateral and authoritarian as it gave scant
respect to the sentiments of the people.  The people have rejected Congress and TDP and
are with YSRCP that has taken up the deeksha and the state wanted to foil the
deeksha at any cost as it fears that if would spread out to the entire region.

That was how the fast of Vijayamma was foiled in an undemocratic manner
who misused official machinery and police behaved in a very highhanded manner
without any prior alert and the bandh in region against the police action has
been total and getting good response.

While the region is on boil,  N Chandrababu Naidu has postponed his
proposed yatra as he has no moral courage to face the public, which is enraged
over the sentiment of a united state.

“We wanted the Centre to do justice to all regions and see to it that no
region is put to disadvantage before bifurcating the state and if that cannot
be done, the UPA has no right to bifurcate the state,” he said.

We have the right to express our protest and the party is determined to
go ahead with its protest against the injustice meted out to one region. I also
appeal to all sections of people who respect value system to raise their voice
against this authoritarian rule,” he said.


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