Kiran Kumar Reddy inaugurates Anakapalle revenue division

Accusing the Opposition of indulging in a campaign of lies, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy predicted that the Telugu Desam Party will not return to power in the State.

Addressing a public meeting after declaring open Anakapalle revenue division as a part of Education Fortnight here on Monday, he said during his nine-year-rule TDP leader N. Chandrababu Naidu indulged in false campaigns and promises and people had put him in the Opposition.

In spite of being in the Opposition, he was continuing in the same vein and was claiming credit for whatever the government was doing.

He described both the TDP and the YSRC as private limited companies working for their own ends and said they would wind up any day.

“Can anyone become Chief Minister other than Mr.Chandrababu Naidu in TDP?” he asked and pointed out that only in the Congress could anyone become a Chief Minister. He had been selected by AICC president Sonia Gandhi to lead the State on basis of his hard work, he said.

He also ridiculed Mr. Naidu’s claim as champion of backward classes. During his roughly 10-year term he had spent Rs.1,580 crore while this year alone Congress was spending Rs.4,207 crore. To help poor tide over the rise in prices of essential commodities “Amma Hastam” was introduced benefiting 7.5 crore people and how could Mr. Naidu call it an “empty hand,” he asked.

Having passed the historic SC/ST sub-plan Act, Rs.12,251 crore would be spent on their welfare.

The Chief Minister also laid foundation for a mini- stadium, government junior college and a revenue complex to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.2 crore. An eight-year-old girl Hemamalini spoke on the achievements of his government.

Welfare schemes

The education fortnight was being celebrated and Rs.5,500 crore would be spent.

The spending on education had risen from Rs.5,000 crore in 2004-05 to Rs.27,000 crore, the Chief Minister said.

He said SHGs in the State stood out borrowing half the amount in the entire country, Rs.16,500 crore.

Women and farmers were being given interest-free loans. As many as 8.5 crore people were covered under either one welfare scheme or the other, Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy said. Revenue Minister N. Raghuveera Reddy said Anakapalle was one of the 10 revenue divisions sanctioned.

Stating Congress alone was committed to decentralisation and strengthening village-level administration, he pointed out that 7,000 posts were filled only last year after 1987 and another 7,000 would be filled in the next two, three months.

Of the 10 lakh representations received at Revenue sadassus, 8.6 lakh were disposed.

The “Mee Seva” counters were so far used by two crore people to obtain various services.

Tribal Welfare Minister P. Balaraju urged the Chief Minister to carve out a tribal district comprising Paderu and other Girijan areas.

Minister for Infrastructure Ganta Srinivasa Rao said carving out the Anakapalle revenue division with 11 mandals has fulfilled a demand pending for more than two decades.

After the government passed the Bangarutalli scheme, a girl-child would be considered a positive, he said.

Minister Kondru Muralimohan, Government Whip Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao, MLCs G. Srinivasulu Naidu and Suryanarayana Raju, MLAs Ch. Venkatramaiah, Mutyala Papa, P. Ramesh Babu and Malla Vijay Prasad participated.

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