AP Congress to hold mass hunger strike at Ananthapur on March 25


Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Congress would hold mass hunger strike against prevailing drought in RAyalaseema districts on March 25. APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy would lead the hunger strike at Municipal office on the day, said APCC vice-president Madasu Gangadharam.

He told media persons that the State was reeling under severe drought conditions with the government neglecting the Rayalaseema region. Hundreds of people were migrating to other places in search of work leaving the children and aged persons at home. He alleged that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was misleading people and making huge money by using rain guns, farm ponds and sprinklers. The use of these gadgets was only a publicity stunt by the government while the crops in hundreds of acres of lands were dried up.

The livestock too is having hard time with non-availability of fodder and drinking water, Gangadharam alleged and said that the people have no option but to sell the cattle to the kabelas. He alleged that the government had failed to make an assessment of the prevailing situation in the Rayalaseema districts. He wondered why the government had not held a review meeting with the district Collectors on the drought.

The Congress said that the State was pushed into financial crisis after bifurcation as the Chief Minister was seen spending money on publicity and dramatic activities. He alleged that the government had failed to take any constructive programme to build and develop the residuary State.

The Congress leader appealed to the rank and file of the Congress across the State to join the day long mass hunger strike in support of the people of the four Rayalaseema districts.


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