Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: The Karimnagar Municipal Corporation has decided to install a bronze statue of late Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in the heart of Karimnagar town.

A decision to this effect was taken at the municipal corporation condolence meeting held under the leadership of Mayor D. Shankar on Saturday. The meeting expressed shock and grief over the tragic end of Dr. Reddy in helicopter crash and also observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

Cutting across party lines, all the corporators unanimously passed a resolution urging the corporation to install the bronze statue of Dr. Reddy in the town. The members also favoured appointment of Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy as the Chief Minister for the continuation of welfare schemes initiated by Dr. Reddy in the State. At another press conference, Karimnagar legislator G. Kamalakar favoured naming of road leading from Kaman cross roads to Indira Chowk in the town in memory of Dr Reddy as “YSR marg”.

‘A great leader’

Nizamabad Staff Reporter writes: Collector K. Sunitha and district officials paid tributes to late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and his Principal Secretary P. Balasubramaniam at a condolence meeting organised on behalf of the district administration here on Saturday.

The Collector recollected that Dr. Reddy strove hard to solve the problems of the poor and downtrodden in the State.

“We all should rededicate ourselves to the implementation of his schemes”, she added. Ms. Sunitha said Mr. Balasubramaniam worked as Sub-Collector in Bodhan during 1985-87 and contributed his mite for eradication of “jogini system”.