Rajahmundry: Commenting on the response of both the ruling party and the Opposition YSR Congress to the issue of placing government data in the hands of a private agency by the TD, former MP Vundavalli Aruna Kumar deplored the way the issue was being politicised.
Speaking to media persons here on Tuesday, the former MP opined that giving access of government data to a private agency was illegal and unwarranted.
Referring to the ongoing debate and exchange of allegations between the TD and YSR Congress, the former MP criticised the way it was being done. He said neither the ruling TD has made claims about any development work in order to seek votes from people nor did the Opposition YSR Congress raised targeting the failures of the ruling party as both of them were preoccupied with mud-slinging on data theft.
The MP expressed anguish over the way many of the political parties from the state have been fighting with the Centre demanding justice for the state in implementing the various provisions incorporated in AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. They were also demanding the implementation of several assurances including according special tag to the state even as he had been appealing to the leaders for a long time.
He reiterated his appeal again to the political parties to pass a resolution in the state Assembly and forward the same to the Centre for implementation of all provisions and assurances after conduct of elections.
The former MP called upon voters to exercise their franchise in a manner free of being carried away by the influence of money and other attractions being offered by a section of political leaders in order to teach them a lesson.
He bemoaned the way huge amount of money was getting involved in the ensuing elections in the state. He appealed to the state government to maintain transparency in governance and asked it to set up courts to take up inquiry on a series of allegations levelled against it in order to resolve them expeditiously and felt the need to incorporate such mechanism in the manifesto of the political parties contesting in the ensuing polls.
On Polavaram irrigation project, the former MP flayed the state government's claim of releasing water from the project by June when the work is not yet over....