YSRCP demands immediate relief for flood victims

Press Release

Hyderabad, Nov 6, 2012: YSR Congress Party today came
down heavily on the Government for its total failure in anticipating the
intensity of the Nilam cyclone and the resultant floods in the state.

Addressing media persons here, party MLA G.Srikanth
Reddy demanded the Government to make immediate arrangements for payment of
financial relief to the victims who suffered property and crop losses due to
the heavy floods.


Srikanth Reddy said there are neither medical camps
nor drinking water supplies in the flood-hit areas. Heavy property and crop
losses occurred in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasham and Godavari districts because of
the Government’s negligence and the victims should be compensated immediately.


Taking objection to the Minister Raghuvera Reddy’s
announcement that there was no danger from the Nialm, Srikanth Reddy sought an
explanation from the Minister on what basis he made the statement.


“The Government should openly admit its failure in
anticipating the intensity of the natural calamity and take steps for immediate
relief to the farmers and others who lost their crops and property,” he


It is good the Government has announced ex-gratia for
the families of those who lost their lives in the floods but immediate
announcement of relief for others is also important as well, he said.


Srinkanth Reddy objected to the statements of some
ministers that central teams would visit to assess the flood damage. “What is
the use of such teams? The Government has not yet paid the input subsidy
promised to farmers during the Jal cyclone in the past,” he remarked.

Naidu desperate for power

Srikanth Reddy said TDP President Chandrababu Naidu is
desperate for power and his visits to the flood hit areas seemed to be aiming
at votes.


During his 9-year rule, Naidu never thought of
irrigation, drainage system and loan or interest waiver but now he is making
all promises to the people. “He kept quiet when Karnataka built projects during
his rule and because of that we are experiencing the floods now,” he said,
adding people won’t believe his promises going by his past record. 

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