Blames Congress and TDP for crisis over State bifurcation

YSR Congress leader Y.S. Sharmila has squarely blamed the Congress and the TDP for the imbroglio caused by the bifurcation move in the State and asked the people to teach a befitting lesson to the parties ‘at the right time’.

On the second day of her ‘Samaikya Sankharavam’, she addressed huge public meetings at Chittoor and Madanapalle towns on Tuesday, where she took pains to explain that it was only the YSR Congress that strongly stood against bifurcation, even as the two mainstream parties let down the public. Her address focused more on water, job opportunities and the status of Hyderabad.

The haphazardly-executed move would convert Seemandhra into a desert, she said, narrating how the Krishna and Godavari ayacut areas would go without water.

“Already we face water issues with upper riparian States of Maharashtra and Karnataka. By bringing in a new State in between, the Congress has clearly failed to envisage the problems that could erupt in the future,” she charged. “With Telangana in the middle, where does the Government get water from to fill the Polavaram project?”.

While everyone in the State looked to Hyderabad for educational and employment opportunities, the youth in Seemandhra would be deprived of the same due to bifurcation. The region lost access to Madras in the past and now Hyderabad, where most of the industries and central institutes were located.

She asked the public to bless her brother Jagan in establishing ‘Rajanna Rajyam’. While her father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s regime was marked by welfare measures, without increasing power tariff, bus fare and prices of essential commodities, the subsequent regimes undid all the schemes. Local party leaders from the district took part in large numbers.