VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president N Raghuveera Reddy demanded clarity on the farm loan waiver immediately by the state government and said that his party would mount pressure on the government if it does not come up with a solution in its cabinet meeting.
Addressing a press conference after organising the meeting with party leaders from the 13 districts here Monday, the PCC chief criticised chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for his vacillation which is costing farmers and DWCRA (Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas) groups dear.
He also asked the CM to implement the loan waiver without making any restrictions and rescheduling.
The PCC chief alleged that the TDP supremo was trying to avoid implementation of poll promises by saying that the state is in financial crisis and buying time by constituting committees.
“When we questioned about the implementation of his poll promises before the elections, Chandrababu said that he knew the financial position of the state and that all the promises were practical enough for implementation. But now, after two months of forming the government, why is he unable to waive off the farm and DWCRA loans?” questioned Raghuveera Reddy and added that TDP’s double standards were clearly evident through this.
The PCC chief also alleged that the government was trying to stop the schemes introduced by the Congress. “TDP is trying to scuttle the schemes like fee reimbursement, Adarsa Rythu, mid-day meals and SC/ST sub-plan. How can they avoid the schemes which benefited a lot of people in the state?” he added.
Raghuveera Reddy also found fault with the state’s move to constitute a new committee for the development of the capital, and alleged that Chandrababu appointed the persons who helped him win the election. “What sanctity does the new committee have? Babu appointed all the people who spent money for TD’s poll campaign to the committee,” he added.
Former minister Botcha Satyanaraya said Congress had been fighting for the welfare of people even before the TDP came into existence. “Chandrababu is still acting like an Opposition leader. He spewed venom on Congress and came to power. Now that he has come to power, why can’t he be firm and implement the lofty promises he made?” he asked.
Former ministers Sake Sailajanath, Devineni Rajasekhar, former MLA Malladi Vishnu, parliamentary constituency in-charge Devineni Avinash, district Congress committee president Naraharisetti Narasimha Rao, city Congress president Adapa Nagendra, city working committee president Meesala Rajeswara Rao and others attended the meeting.