Anantapur: Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Raghuveera Reddy on Saturday said that the Telugu Desam government launched smart pulse survey only to cut the number of beneficiaries of various government welfare schemes. Talking to mediapersons at Nilakantapuram in Madakasira mandal, the PCC chief said that the people particularly poor and middle class would meet out injustice with the survey.
Stating that the Congress would oppose the survey, Mr Raghuveera Reddy said that the government has already scrapped one crore ration cards and pensions for 12 lakh beneficiaries. He said that the government had taken the empowerment survey only to reduce the welfare benefits promised during election manifesto. Stating the government has already in possession of Adhaar linked particulars, he asked as to what purpose the government has taken up the survey.
The PCC chief said that lot of public money is being wasted on foreign tours of Prime Minister and Chief Minister in the name of attracting investments. He said that a large number of investors and entrepreneurs are ready to set up units in the state if the government encourages and give incentives to them. He pointed out that the entrepreneurs are feeling insecurity about their investments in the state.
Though Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has completed two years tenure, the state has did not progressed on many aspects. The ministers are wasting time instead of focussing on the public issues, the PCC chief said. He demanded Naidu to fulfil all promises given to Rayalaseema during the election period. He also asked Naidu to bring pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the NDC meeting to get special state status to AP....