75 years of injustice removed from north Andhra, says minister Dharmana

Mulapeta Port is a milestone in the development of the north Andhra region: Dharmana

Visakhapatnam: Revenue minister Dharmana Prasada Rao on Sunday underlined that Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is the only Chief Minister who has done justice to the northern region of Andhra Pradesh.

“We faced injustice for 75 years. Thanks to Jagan Mohan Reddy our dreams are being fulfilled and we are witnessing rapid development in the north Andhra region,” he declared at a crowded public meeting organised in connection with the Samajika Sadhikara programme in Palasa town on Sunday afternoon.

“Five years ago, we told you about the corruption of TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu. Today, we are here to tell what we did in the last four and half years,” Prasada Rao said.

He pointed out that laying the foundation stone and commissioning of projects both happened within the term of Jagan Mohan Reddy, whereas other chief ministers laid stones and forgot about the projects.

The minister observed that an important milestone in the development of the north Andhra region will be the Mulapeta Port, which is being constructed at a cost of Rs 4,500 crore. “This is the biggest project of the region so far. It will connect the world with the backward district of Srikakulam,” he pointed out.

Prasada Rao said similarly, that people of the Uddanam area suffered from chronic kidney diseases for the last four decades. They were only left to die. Only after Jagan Mohan Reddy came to power, a compensation of Rs 10,000 was being given to each patient, a research hospital was developed in Palasa at a cost of Rs 400 crore, and drinking water is being sourced from Vamsadhara, spending an amount of Rs 750 crore.

Addressing the gathering, local MLA and animal husbandry minister Dr. Seedari Appala Raju said earlier women borrowed money to pay school fees and buy books. But after Jagan Mohan Reddy took over as the chief minister, he immediately launched “Amma Vodi” and rescued the hapless women.

“Realising the importance of education, the Chief Minister allocated thousands of crores of rupees for building infrastructure for schools and colleges,” Appalaraju pointed out.

Speaker Tammineni Sitaram flayed opposition parties for objecting to the introduction of English medium in primary schools. The move is having a major impact on the minds of school children, who are happy learning English early,” he remarked.

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