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TDP meet at Kaviti to highlight Congress' `failures'

  • YSR fails to keep his promise regarding power supply: Yerrannaidu
  • State has a miserable record in crisis management: Sitaram

    SRIKAKULAM: With a view to highlight the failures of the Congress rule in the last two and half years, the Telugu Desam Party would launch `Sankharaavam' (conch blow) programme at Kaviti mandal on October 17. This would be followed in all mandal headquarters, said senior TDP leader and Srikakulam MP, Kinmjarapu Yerrannaidu. Speaking to newsmen here on Monday, Mr. Naidu alleged various irregularities in the allotment of ration cards, house site pattas and payment of compensation to farmers who were victims of recurring floods in the district.

    The district had suffered recurring floods in the last few months and three Ministers, Dharmana Prasada Rao, Jakkampudi Ramamohana Rao and Kanna Lakshmminarayana visited the district but nothing came out the visits. They had not even reviewed functioning of their respective departments, he said. Mr. Naidu was particularly unhappy with the visit of the Roads and Buildings Minister, Ramamohana Rao. Roads had suffered extensive damage during the floods but the Minister had not bothered to visit the damaged areas and instruct officials concerned to take up repair works on an emergency basis.

    Inconsistent statements

    He also charged the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy with failure to keep his promise with regard to power supply. His statements in respect of power supply to farmers had been inconsistent, Mr. Naidu said.

    Meanwhile, district unit president of the TDP Tammineni Sitaram has charged the Government with insensitivity towards the health issues of the people specially the poor and downtrodden residing in rural areas and interior places. The result was ailments like chickungunya, malaria, typhoid and dengue . If this insensitivity continued the consequences would be disastrous, he added.

    Mr. Sitaram alleged a sense of apathy had gripped the administration because of the mindset that there would be no action against erring officials. Officials have a feeling they could `manage' everything. He dared Ministers and officials to visit rural areas where people in thousands were down with various ailments.