BJP state president Somu Veerraju has claimed that the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government has failed on all fronts and that people’s plight has worsened as the prime minister implements his decisions without taking anyone into confidence.
“People were disillusioned with the YSRCP’s two-year tenure. The government has become synonymous with corruption and Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy’s words have been limited to rhetoric, ”he said here on Monday at the meeting of the state party executive.
Mr Veerraju said the government had raised taxes to offset its inability to collect resources in a way that doesn’t pinch the pockets of the common man. He accused the government of supporting some castes and religions with a view to the vote banks.
He demanded that the government publish a white paper on the sale of spirits and the income from them to the treasury, and claimed that spirits were freely available in illegal outlets.
He refused to designate houses built with central government funds as Jagananna colonies.
Irrigation projects in the Rayalaseema region have been completely neglected and the government has failed to prevent Telangana from drawing water from the Krishna River by setting up projects it illegally builds. In addition, there was a likelihood that the state would lose its share of the waters of the Godavari, Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers in the course of their interconnection.
On the other hand, farmers were deprived of reasonable prices because the government ignored their suffering. The government’s negligence in setting up the petrochemical complex has lost many jobs, Veerraju said, calling for a collective fight against the government’s anti-grassroots policies.
Union Minister of State for Foreign Affairs V. Muraleedharan said the YSRCP government is unable to control the coronavirus pandemic despite warnings from the center.
Sunil Deodhar, Vice President of State PVN Madhav, MLC Vakati Narayana Reddy, former State Party President Kanna Lakshminarayana, and others attended the meeting. MPs GVL Narasimha Rao, CM Ramesh, TG Venkatesh and YS Chowdary as well as former MLAs P. Vishnu Kumar Raju and Adinarayana Reddy participated in the deliberations in virtual mode.