Congress, YCP blame Chandrababu for Tundurru

Amaravati: The Congress and the YSR Congress blamed Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on police action at Tundurru village of West Godavari district where hundreds of women who have been fighting against the proposed mega aqua food factory in the village.

The AP Congress president N Raghuveera Reddy said that the Chief Minister had showed his love for women and honoured them on the Women’s Day by arresting them. The YSR Congress legislator and PAC chairman B Rajendranath Reddy alleged that the Chandrababu Naidu government was misleading the people with false data on growth and taking anti-people and anti-growth initiatives.

The APCC president said that the people of Thundurru village have been fighting against the pharma and aqua factories in the State that are posing greater environmental threat. He said that the proposed aqua food factory would spread pollution that would destroy the fertile lands and also spread diseases victimizing the people. The Gonteru drain in the area would get polluted and the fish population would disappear, he feared. He blamed the government for imposing prohibitory orders in the village and the arrest of the leaders. He demanded that the government release the arrested leaders and withdraw the proposals of the aqua food factory respecting the sentiments of the people.

The YSR Congress leader clarified that the party was not against industrial development of the State. He further added that their opposition was only in line with the sentiments of the people and the impending dangers of the factories that are set to spread pollution in the State.

He took a dig at Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu for misleading the people with false statistics on the State growth. He ridiculed the government’s claims on the State signing MoUs worth Rs 4.50 lakh crore of which Rs 2 lakh crore projects were finalized and that would give employment to 2.30 lakh people in the State.

He found fault with the government’s claims on State’s double digit growth and said that the State government was misleading people on the growth. He pooh-poohed the State’s claims on the growth in sectors like automobile, IT, gems, leather where the country had witnessed a downward growth. “When the country is facing a downward growth, how AP is recording the upward growth,” he asked.

He said that both Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Finance Minister Ramakrishnudu were misleading people with false financial statements projecting greater growth. He said that the TDP government from 1995 to 2004 had destroyed the State’s economy. The duo had pushed the State into revenue deficit when the Congress took over the reins in 2004, he said and feared that the State was further heading for financial crisis.

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