Vijayawada: The residents and political analysts predicted that the Smart Pulse Survey is likely to yield negative results to the ruling TD and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
The government has been collecting all the financial and property information of each and every individual in the name of Pulse Survey.
The experts suspect that the government will use this technical and statistical data to reduce the burden on the state exchequer by removing the beneficiaries under various welfare schemes like public distribution system, cooking gas, scholarships and many others.
The pulse survey is an useless survey, stated MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy of Mangalagiri Assembly constituency. He stated that the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been claiming that he had developed the state, hence there was no need to go for a survey.
He suggested that the government take up the survey in such a manner as to see whether the welfare schemes reach the public or not. But, the government is going to cut the subsidies to the poor after collecting the sensitive data, Mr Reddy said.
He stated that the CM himself is living in an illegal house where the survey started and has to vacate it. He observed that all the revenue staff diverted to the survey and administration came to halt. He said that no one would reveal facts to the enumerators.
On the other hand, Ponnur MLA D. Narendra observed that the governemnt has been collecting the data not to remove the subsidies and the residents could participate voluntarily as there was no mandate on it.
When asked about the subsidies being cut after the survey, he said that the government decisions cannot be predicted. He maintained that the government has to give clarity on the subsidies and welfare schemes.
K. Srinivasa Rao, a resident of Guntur city, observed that if the government uses the data to cut the subsidies, then it would face the wrath of ythe public in the coming elections....