Vijayawada: Claiming that the Telugu Desam has developed Vijayawada city on all possible fronts, mayor Koneru Sridhar on Saturday said that the city has won national awards for the development it has seen.
Refuting allegations by Communist parties and Jana Sena that the TD has failed to do any worthwhile work in the city, Mr Sridhar said that such baseless charges were the result of frustration and discomfort at the growing public support for the ruling party. He challenged the leaders of the Left parties and Jana Sena to prove their allegations of corruption and irregularities by TD corporators in the VMC.
Addressing a press meet here on Saturday, Mr Sridhar said that both the Communist parties and Jana Sena were professing love for the city in view of the forthcoming elections.
Refuting allegations about failure to construct houses for the poor, he said that 12,000 dwellings have been constructed against the target of 25,000 and the remaining would soon be completed.
Mr Sridhar reminded that the Communists have ruled VMC but left it in Rs 500 crore debt. “The TD cleared this debt in the past four years,” he said, claiming that the city has got global recognition with the successful conduct of F1H2O powerboat racing championship.
“32 acres of land was turned into a dumping yard at Singhnagar during Communist rule but the TD has spent Rs 25 crore to clear this garbage for the good of the public,” the mayor said.
He said that the Opposition was trying to tarnish the image of Vijayawada city but the citizens would teach a fitting lesson to them in coming elections. Deputy mayor G. Ramana Rao alleged that due to the ‘anti-development’ attitude of the Left parties, the people of Vijayawada have kept the Communists out of power.
He claimed that there were no irregularities in the allotment of houses under the Housing-for-all scheme as all the beneficiaries were linked with Aadhaar.
Mr Ramana Rao said that the leaders of Communist parties and Jana Sena can verify the allotments of houses. He added that VMC will complete the construction of 12,000 houses by March 2019.