VIJAYAWADA: YSR Congress legislators and leaders announced a temporarily calling off of the Chalo Atmakur protest and stated that YSRC leaders will visit Atmakur in the coming days. The YSRC leaders presented victims of the then Telugu Desam government at Guntur on Wednesday. YSRC MLA and state spokesperson Ambati Rambabu, MLAs Md Mustafa, Kasu Mahesh Reddy, N. Sankar Rao, P. Ramakrishna Reddy and Vidadala Rajani alleged that former Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, former TD MLA Y. Srinivas Rao and other leaders were involved in corruption. They said that the corruption of these leaders had come to the limelight hence TD supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu planned to divert the attention of people through the Chalo Atmakur programme.
YSRC leaders claimed that the people who stayed in the political rehabilitation camp of the TD were not real victims and were paid artists.
They further claimed that Mr Naidu was enacting dramas in the name of a rehabilitation camp to save TD leaders in corruption cases. They stated that all areas of AP state including Palnadu were peaceful, and alleged that Mr Naidu was trying to disturb peace and communal harmony in society through his Chalo Atmakur programme. They alleged that despite being in power for five years as CM of AP, Mr Naidu had never tried to develop the Palnadu region. They said that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has sanctioned a medical college to the Palnadu region and was developing this area. Unable to digest the development, Mr Naidu had started politically motivated false programmes.
YSRC MLAs challenged the TD to join them for an open debate about factionism and development of Palnadu. They warned that the YSRC will start a counter-protest with victims of TD attacks in the coming days.
P Subba Rao lamented that he was an activist of the TD but former speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and his followers had forcibly grabbed his 18 acres. He alleged that he had faced attacks and his hatchery was demolished hence he had left the village due to fear. Several other victims also explained their plight due to attacks by TD men and sought action against TD leaders. (200w-ilyas) EOM