Special Correspondent

‘State not taking up drought relief measures’

APRS convention in Vijayawada from October 26 to 28

TIRUPATI: CPI-affiliated Andhra Pradesh Rythu Sangham (APRS) president Ramakrishna has charged the Ministers in the Rosaiah Cabinet with being bitten by the ‘Jagan bug’ and making rounds to Idupulapaya and Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy leaving the drought-hit farmers in the lurch.

Talking to media persons on Thursday, Mr. Ramakrishna, who is a former Anantapur MLA, regretted that the Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, in view of his own political constraints, was also not able to effectively deal with the alarming drought and other serious problems of the State.

The CPI leader also charged the government with simply washing off its hands by merely declaring the mandals as drought hit without following it up with the relief and rehabilitation programmes on a war footing.

He said an all-party meeting being convened by the Rythu Sangham at Hyderabad on September 25 would discuss the situation threadbare and come out with an action plan to sensitise the ‘insensitive government’ about the drought and fodder crisis in the State. Mr. Ramakrishna announced that the 16th State convention of the Rythu Sangham would be held in Vijayawada from October 26 to October 28.