Can Opposition parties get funds from the Centre?

Amaravati: Can the Opposition parties that have welcomed the decision to postpone the local body elections bring Central funds to a tune of Rs 5,000 crores which the State has to forfeit if elections are not held by Match 31, asked Minister for Endowments, Vellampalli Srinivas.

Speaking to the media at Party Central Office here on Tuesday, the Minister said that fearing defeat, Chandrababu Naidu tried hard to stop the elections by going to courts and also by colluding with the State Election Commissioner. In fact, the State government has taken up the election process for the welfare of the public and the Chief Minister also brought electoral reforms by avoiding the distribution of money and alcohol to the voters. 

The Minister further stated that the State government is taking intensive precautions to control coronavirus by maintaining proper sanitation in the public places and also equipping hospitals with screening and other facilities. On the contrary, Chandrababu Naidu is behaving as if he has invented the virus and he is the only person to bring the vaccine for it. Now, he is not only misleading the public but he is also defaming the State. Even though there is just one positive case in the State, the SEC has postponed the elections without even discussing it with the State government. It is evident that SEC is working as per directions of Chandrababu Naidu.

The Minister also lambasted Kanna Lakshminarayana and Pawan Kalyan for working in tandem with Chandrababu Naidu and neglecting the State. “Kanna Lakshminarayana and Pawan Kalyan should speak about the pending funds from Centre to State. Pawan Kalyan who teamed up with BJP has forgotten about the funds to the State and is going against public welfare after his rejection in the two constituencies during the 2019 polls.  

He also stated that Yanamala Ramakrishnudu is the main reason behind the huge debts for the State.

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