HYDERABAD: To highlight the burning problems plaguing the Hyderabadis and fight for effective solutions with the active participation and cooperation of the people themselves, the Lok Satta Party, CPI and CPM have coined a slogan, ‘WhatsApp Your Problem, Your Voice is Our Manifesto’.
They have asked the voters to send the details of the problems of their particular areas relating to garbage disposal, pot-holes on roads, overflowing drains, chain-snatching, encroachments, mosquito and dog menace, lack of street lights, traffic jams, greasing of palms in offices and other blatant corrupt practices on WhatsApp to number 849894313.
The leaders have stated that the issues raised on this platform are going to be their manifesto and they will fight with all their might to mitigate the problems of the people and usher in good governance.
They said the TRS government owed an explanation to the people of Hyderabad as to what improvements they had brought in the 18 months of their regime, when the civic situation has deteriorated from bad to worse.
LSP Telangana state president Panduranga Rao said that the new government had spent Rs 8 crore for personal glorification but not bothered to release even a single rupee from the state budget to GHMC to solve the civic problems.
Srinivas and Sudhakar, leaders of CPI and CPM, said that while on the one hand the water scarcity in the city was a big problem, contamination of drinking water with sewerage water became a bigger problem to the poor, forcing them to spend nearly Rs 40 to Rs 60 to buy a 20-litre can of drinking water.
LSP’s Greater Hyderabad general secretary Sombi Reddy said that nothing good was going to happen if the TRS came to power in GHMC because the party was now full of defectors, fence-sitters, ayarams and gayarams who enjoyed their stint in the past as corporators belonging to other parties.
Till the other day, these former corporators had gone on pleasure trips and did not bother to spend even the meagre funds granted for their divisions.