State passing through turmoil

Press Release

Hyderabad, August 15,
2013: Affirming that the State is wading through stormy issues in wake of the
Centre’s unilateral and authoritarian decision of bifurcation, YSR Congress
Honorary President YS Vijayamma has said Delhi should maintain status quo if it
cannot do justice to all regions in the name of division.

Addressing party cadre
after unfurling the tri-colour at the party headquarters here on Thursday, she said:
“We are not against the creation of separate Telangana, but other regions
should not be affected by the exercise and the Centre has failed to address the
far reaching consequences arising out of the division.”

“It has not taking all
stake holders into consideration before announcing the decision and it did not
discuss the modalities of division which would be agreeable to all regions. Its
motive is purely political and the arithmetic is only on votes and seats and
not on the contentious issues like river water sharing, capital city and other
such topics,” she said.

Instead of playing the
role of a father and giving equal share to the children while parting ways, the
Centre has taken sides by pampering one region and sidelining the other. This
gross injustice will be fought tooth and nail and an indefinite fast will be
taken up at Vijayawada from August 19 to maintain status quo if justice cannot
be done to all regions.

Holding N Chandrababu
Naidu responsible for the crisis, she said it was the TDP leader who has given
his consent like a blank cheque which has enabled the Centre to take such
unilateral decision.

Recalling YSR
governance, she said, “YSR has treated all the regions equally and had done
justice to all parts. His welfare schemes reached to the poor of all the
regions and projects have come up in all the regions. He believed in balancing
welfare and development and advocated for a balanced regional development.”

Situation has changed
now with all his welfare schemes being shelved or punctured and Congress
whipping regional passions. Taking decisions before elections for the sake of
political gains has created chaos in the state and I appeal to the people to
stand up for the cause and fight for justice.

People do not find one
good reason to vote for Congress as the party has hiked power tariff, increased
bus fares and has taken many anti-people decisions while the welfare schemes
like Aarogyasri, free power to farmers, fees reimbursement and Jalayagnam were
watered down.

While TDP has played
into the hands of Congress, ys jagan mohan Reddy who is the lone voice of
protest was undemocratically arrested and kept away from the people. Even during
British rule there was no such oppression.

The spirit of
independence which is result of a protracted freedom struggle should be
safeguarded and good days are ahead, she said. 

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