‘Development in the State has come to a standstill'
Development in the State was affected because of the undue delay on the part of the ruling Congress to take a decision on the Telangana issue, Communist Party of India(Marxist) State Secretariat member Y.V. Rao said on Friday.
Addressing a public meeting to mark the beginning of the party town Mahasabha here, Mr. Rao said it was unfortunate that a decision had not been taken after several round of talks and an elaborate exercise of gathering views of all sections by the Srikrishna committee.
“The Congress seems to be bent upon prolonging the issue till the 2014 elections,” he said.
Finding fault with the ruling Congress as also the main opposition TDP for taking a dual stand on the issue in Telangana and Seemandhra regions, he said it was the CPI(M) which had taken firm stand to keep the State united in the overall interest of the people. Welcoming the court-directed probes against TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, he said politicians cutting across their partyline should voluntarily face probes and come clean. It was only the CPI(M) legislators who had not accept any house sites in the State at a concessional rate.
Making a critical assessment of the Kiran Kumar Reddy government's one year in office, he said, “the administration in the State has completely collapsed.” He urged the party cadre to gear up for agitations on various people's issues, including price rise and hike in property tax, water charges and garbage tax as also privatisation of street lighting in different towns. “We have to also fight for house sites for the poor and improvement of health and education facilities for them.”
Contributing its mite for social cause, it was the CPI(M) which had organised medical camps along with Jana Vignan Vedike in the agency areas of Visakhapatnam, Adilabad, and Khammam, he said.
Rally taken out
CPI(M) town secretary G.V. Konda Reddy presided over the meeting attended by CPI(M) as also nine frontal organisations of the Marxist party. CPI(M) activists painted the town red and took out an impressive march from the Sundaraiah Bhavan covering Kurnool road and other arterial roads before converging at the CVN Reading Room centre.