The meetings held as part of the Praja Patham programme evoked lukewarm response from the public at several places across the district on the second day on Monday.
Issues pertaining to alleged short supply of drinking water, inordinate delay in sanction of house sites, and a plethora of other public grievances dominated the proceedings of the Praja Patham meetings held elsewhere in the district.
Wyra MLA Banothu Chandravathi of the CPI boycotted the Praja Patham meeting at Gate Karepalli village in Karepalli mandal in the afternoon. She expressed her resentment over the way the meeting was conducted in a ‘casual manner'. On noticing poor attendance of the villagers at the meeting, she blamed it on the failure of the officials concerned in giving wide publicity to the meeting. She staged a walkout from the meeting leaving behind the mandal level officials concerned at the venue.
Later, speaking to newsmen she deplored that the Praja Patham programme was being organised just as a formality. “There is no rationale behind organising the programme without redressing the long-pending grievances of the people,” she said. She charged the State government with releasing funds liberally to the constituencies where by-elections were due in the State and depriving other constituencies of adequate funds for taking up development and welfare activities