SRIKAKULAM:YSR Congress MLAs and members of zilla parishad staged a dharna in the ZP general body meeting and demanded justice to all areas. They alleged that the government was not releasing funds to places which are represented by the YSRC members.
The ZP meeting held Saturday was led by chairperson Ch Dhanalakshmi. All the members in the meeting raised concerns over the functioning of the agriculture, irrigation, medical and health departments. Surprisingly, the Telugu Desam Party members also alleged that there was no response from the officials to solve the problems. Later, YSRC MLAs K Ramana, V Kalavathi and K Jogulu said that funds were not being released to various mandals which were represented by the YSRC leaders. This was met with vehement opposition from the TDP leaders leading to a tense atmosphere in the meeting for some time. Later, the YSRC members staged a dharna in front of the podium seeking justice.
Pacifying the members, minister K Atchennaidu said that the funds would be released on priority of the works and there would be no discrimination by the government. The minister requested the members to cooperate with the chairperson as well. While responding to various issues relating to irrigation, the minister said that water would be released to the Vamsadhara canal and to the Thotapalli old canal from July 17 while to the Madduvalasa canal from Sunday. On the inauguration of the Thotapalli canal, the minister announced that CM would inaugurate the canal.