Andhra Pradesh

YSRC seeks immediate rehabilitation in rain-affected areas in A.P.

Warangal: YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy meeting a supporter during a poll campign in Warangal on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI11_17_2015_000259A)

Warangal: YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy meeting a supporter during a poll campign in Warangal on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI11_17_2015_000259A)   | Photo Credit: PTI

The YSRC Party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will soon tour the rain-battered areas in Nellore and Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The YSR Congress Party has demanded that Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Government take immediate relief and rehabilitation measures in the three districts battered by torrential rains.

YSRC president and Opposition Leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has decided to tour the affected areas within a couple of days to instil confidence among the people affected by the torrential rains. The YSRC alleged that the Government had miserably failed in handling the situation and it did not initiate preventive measures in spite of adverse weather forecast for Chittoor, Nellore and YSR Kadapa districts.

The YSRC senior leader Botcha Satyanarayana charged the Government with failing to issue instructions for carryingout rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures on time in line with the existing rules. The Government had not taken measures to evacuate people in low-lying areas and ensure storage of essential commodities.

He lamented that the State Government had not submitted a report to the Centre on the drought affected mandals in spite of declaring 196 of them as drought-hit and another 170 as severely affected. The State’s indifference in addressing the concerns of the people was evident from the statement of Union Minister Birendra Singh who said that the State was yet to submit a report on drought.

“The State Government should take up relief operations in the rain-battered districts as also West Godavari which is affected by the recent rains,” he said.

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