Press Note -Feb13,2012

YSR Congress Party on Monday termed the Governor’s address as disappointing which did not touch the core issues being faced by the people  and asserted that the Party will take up people’s issues in the assembly under the leadership of YS Vijayamma.
“We expected that there will be mention of crop holiday declared by the farmers and the measures being taken besides the issue of defiling of Ambedkar statues, but we were disappointed,” senior leader Pilli SubashChanra Bose said here.
There was no mention of special budget for farmers and dalits in the address. This was something we were all looking forward to after the incidents in East Godavari district, he told media after joint address of Assembly and Council members.
Rajiv Aarogryasri, which was the flagship scheme of Congress government, did not found a mention in the speech which is heartening, he said.
On weavers, the Government has cut a sorry figure as it has waived loans worth Rs 136 crores during the past three years while YSR has cleared Rs 312 crores during 2004-09, he said.
When asked about the disqualification issue, BalineniSrinivas Reddy said: “The ball is in the Speaker’s court. We thought he would take a decision before the session but it was a blank from the other end.”
The talk doing the rounds, he said, was that Congress wants to take action only after notification to the by-election to 7 assembly seats is given as it fears of a possible constitutional crisis if elections are held to 24 assembly seats at one go anticipating adverse result.
Council Member JupudiPrabhakar echoed Subash Chandra Bose remarks and said, MLCs should also be involved in the discussions that take place in the Business Advisory Committee (BAC).
Later, the MLAs loyal to YSR Congress Party met at the Lotus Pond residence of MS YS Vijamma to chalk out the strategy to be adopted during the budget session.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Dharmana Krishna Das said:” We held a meeting under the leadership of Y S Vijaymma and have decided to fight for people’s problems in the House.”
We will highlight the problems of weavers, farmers and highlight the government failures in tackling various issues.
“We will also fight on the terms of reference of the House Committee which is set up to probe into the alleged land allotments. We will demand that the government should expand the scope of the probe beginning 2000.”

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