VIJAYAWADA: Appealing to people to not resort to drastic step of attempting suicides for Special Category Status (SCS), YSR Congress has said that the Delhi dharna of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is a mere eyewash and has strong political motives.
Speaking to mediapersons at two separate Press meetings, party senior leaders Y.V. Subba Reddy and Ummareddy Venkateswarlu said: “It is ridiculous to stage dharnas in Delhi with public money and people have been mobilised by misusing official machinery. Chandrababu Naidu was part of the NDA coalition Govern-ment for 4.5 years and never did he mount pressure on the Centre on any public interest issue but had worked only to further his mercantile agenda.
After he came out of the coalition, he started talking in a different tone and his crooked tongue has been chanting the contradictory version.”
Mr Subba Reddy said that the Delhi dharna, spending public money, is highly objectionable as it is not a government affair but a Party programme and officers are being given targets to mobilise people, with all expenses being paid.
“When TD was in coalition, he had never bothered to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 4.5 year long association and now he has been raising his voice and shouting at the top of his voice on SCS while it was our leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy who has been demanding SCS from the very beginning,” Mr Venkateswarlu said.
He added that Mr Naidu has been spending government money for his party programme at Delhi for staging a dharna which is highly objectionable and the sincerity of the issue is always questionable, going by his track report. “We have seen the State Government spending huge amounts of money towards publicity but spending money for a party programme from the government exchequer is improper and objectionable,” they said.
“TD has been deceiving Kapus once again by giving false promises and the Kapu reservation is not as simple as Chandrababu Naidu has been stating. Quota is not in the purview of the state but should be done by the Centre but Naidu has been cheating the community like before,” they said....