Andhra CM’s apology for Vamsadhara oustees mere eye wash: CPM

CPM State secretary P Madhu dismissed CM N Chandrababu Naidu’s apology to Vamsadhara oustees as a mere eyewash and an attempt to mislead people.

Published: 25th January 2017 05:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2017 05:13 AM   |  A+A-

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu (File|PTI)

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: CPM State secretary P Madhu dismissed Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s apology to Vamsadhara oustees as a mere eyewash and an attempt to mislead people.

Speaking to media persons here on Tuesday, he said the government lacks sincerity in implementing R&R package for different projects and only show is being put up as everything is being done.

“In the case of Vamsadhara project, the estimated cost for the construction of the project was revised from Rs 933 crores to Rs 1,616 crores in tune with the escalation of the cost of building material. However, no such measure was taken with regard to R&R package for the oustees,”
he said.

Vamsadhara project oustees were announced Rs 421 crores as R&R package in accordance with 2005 calculations, but not in accordance with Land Acquisition Act, 2013.

“Now, the government says it will pay only Rs 153 crores and reduced it further to just `40 crore, which only shows how it is cheating Vamsadhara oustees,” the Left leader said.

Madhu also found fault with the Chief Minister for making the officials scapegoats in Vamsadhara episode and wondered, how Naidu, who claims himself to be running his administration real time using the latest technology and says he was appreciated for it by the world at Davos, was in dark about the Vamsadhara compensation issue.  

“What should people think? Does the tall claims of the Chief Minister are not true and there is nothing happening? Or was it intentional? ” he demanded to know.  Madhu said it was the Chief Minister, who is the root cause of the problems pertaining to Vamsadhara.


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