Vijayamma promises help to weavers

Published: 20th May 2013 09:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2013 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

YSRCP honourary president YS Vijayamma consoled the family members of the power loom workers who committed suicide last week owing to debts and mounting electricity bills in Sircilla town.

YSRCP leaders KK Mahender Reddy, Bajireddy Govardhan, Adi Srinivas and Putta Madhu led by Vijayamma visited Sircilla town here on Sunday. They visited the houses of Katla Narayana and Gyajangi Prabhakar who committed suicide by hanging from the sealing at their power loom units. Vijayamma instilled confidence among the families of the late weavers and advised them not to take extreme steps.

She promised that the YSRC will extend all possible help to the weavers’ families. Later, speaking to mediapersons at R&B guest house, she ridiculed the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government. She said that the chief minister and his Cabinet had been ignoring the suicides of weavers, adding that the former chief minister late YS Rajasekhara Reddy waived the loans worth `312 crore taken by the weavers. “Not even a single penny was released in the last four years for the welfare of the weaver community in Sircilla. I will raise this issue in the Assembly,” she said.

Earlier in the day, Congress MP Rapolu Anand Bhasker also visited the deceased weaver Prabhakar’s house and consoled the family members. He handed over a compensation of `10,000 to the family.

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