Atchannaidu Questions CM's Commitment to Prohibition
Vijayawada: Telugu Desam AP president K. Atchannaidu has asked whether Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy remains committed to his assurance to impose total prohibition on liquor before seeking votes in 2024 assembly elections.
Speaking to media at the TDP headquarters in Mangalagiri on Saturday, he pointed out that though Jagan Mohan Reddy assured people that he would impose total prohibition on liquor, he has failed to do so.
In this regard, Atchannaidu said out of several assurances made by YSRC before coming to power, the AP CM has implemented them only to the tune of 30 per cent.
He pointed out that liquor has become a money churner for Jagan Mohan Reddy government. The previous Telugu Desam government earned a revenue of Rs.50,000 crore during its five-year rule. The YSR Congress government has made Rs.2.10 lakh crore in its four-and-half-year rule.
The TDP state president slammed Jagan Mohan Reddy government for upward revision of liquor prices. A quarter bottle that used to be sold at Rs.60 during TD regime is now selling for Rs.200-Rs.250.
Atchannaidu assured to supply quality liquor at low prices once TDP government returns to power in the ensuing polls.
He said soon after Telugu Desam and Jana Sena started agitations to protest against poor condition of roads in the state, the state government is hurriedly calling for tenders to lay new roads. He wondered why YSR Congress leaders and ministers failed to notice the poor condition of roads until TD-JS raised the issue.