YSRCP to stage dharna across AP on Oct 16

(YSR Kadapa dist), Sept 25, 2014: YSR Congress Party will organize dharnas at mandal
headquarters on October 16 to protest against the TDP government’s apathy
towards DWACRA women groups and farmers by going back on the election promise
of waiving all loans. 

with DWACRA women groups here today, Party President and Leader of Opposition
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said: “the State Government has gone back on waiving the
loans of DWACRA women groups and they have now become defaulters. They are
undergoing turmoil as they have to pay penal interest as well and we will
protest against the indifference of the TDP government at mandal level on
October 16.” 

The loan
waiver has a telling effect on the economic activity of DWACRA groups and
Chandrababu Naidu has promised moon during electioneering; after assuming power
he has been trying to find ways and means to slash the welfare schemes and
water them down by scanty budgetary allocations. 

of the DWACRA groups have told me that they have seen pavala vaddi scheme and
interest-free loans during YSR term and now they are standing as defaulters
before the banks as Chandrababu Naidu has deceived them by going back on the
promises made during election.  

They are
now forced to pay penal interest while some of the groups have been declared
defaulters. They did not pay the installment as they believed the words of
Naidu while he was on electioneering and his breach of trust has become a
burden on them as bankers are in no mood to listen to their version.  

Naidu has gone on a spree of promises without working out the modalities
properly with the sole intention to come to power and after assuming office is
now searching ways to slash the welfare measures besides delaying and diluting
them,” he said.  

Lack of
matching budgetary allocations to his election promises shows that he wants to
evade implementation of the welfare schemes to the announced measure, be it
pensions, ration cards or fees reimbursement.  

He wanted
to weed out over 15 lakh ration cards on some pretext or the other. During his
earlier term, he has put people with a monthly income of up to Rs 2,000
eligible for ration cards, YSR has increased the income limit to Rs 5,000 which
shows, who cares for the poor, he said.  

To cover
up the scanty budgetary allocations, he is cutting down the number of
beneficiaries and has set up a committee to shorten the list of pensioners. For
the 43, 11, 688 pensioners, the annual budget required is Rs 3,700 crores while
in the actual allocation was only Rs 1,338 crores and the Chief Minister
intends to fill the yawning gap by slashing the number of beneficiaries and
setting new eligibility norms. 

“We have
to work together to fight this injustice and will hold dharnas at mandal
headquarters on October 16 to highlight the failures of the State Government in
fulfilling the promise of waiving agriculture and DWACRA loans,” he said.


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