Andhra Pradesh 2019

TDP nexus with sand mafia proved, alleges Vijayamma

‘Jagan alone is the true champion of SCS to the State’

The levy of ₹100 crore fine on the State government by the National Green Tribunal is proof of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government’s clandestine support to the sand and gravel mafia in the State, YSRCP honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma has alleged.

Addressing a roadshow at Bangarupalem in Puthalapattu Assembly constituency on Friday, Ms. Vijayamma said that if Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was allowed to continue in office, there would be no check on the atrocities of the TDP leaders.

‘Vile politics’

People should make YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy the Chief Minister to protect the State from Mr. Naidu’s “vile politics,” she said.

Referring to the Special Category Status (SCS) issue, Ms. Vijayamma said, but for Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s struggle, there would have been none to champion the cause of the State.

Stating that the party would implement the ‘Navaratnalu’ scheme, she said, “Jagan Babu keeps telling me that it is his ambition to bring back the YSR rule in the State.”

“If people give the YSRCP all the 25 Lok Sabha seats, it will help achieve SCS for the State,” she added.

Referring to the local issues, Ms. Vijayamma said if Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy was made the Chief Minister, the problems faced by the mango growers would be solved.

Dairy sector

Mr. Naidu destroyed the cooperative dairy sector to foster the interests of his family’s dairy unit, Heritage, she alleged.

Though 80 % of the Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanti and other water projects in the Rayalaseema region were completed during the YSR regime, the TDP government failed to complete the remaining works, she said.

Puthalapattu MLA candidate M.S. Babu accompanied Ms. Vijayamma.

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