Castigating the Congress and TDP leadership for brazenly going ahead with the division process, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said the united voice of the region should reflect in the form of a clear mandate in the ensuing elections and decimate the divisive forces which would enable us to have a say in selecting the Prime Minister candidate who supports our cause.
Addressing a public meeting as part of his Samaikaya Sankharavam Yatra here on Sunday, the Kadapa MP has said,” Sonia Gandhi has been going all out to divide the State and N Chandrababu Naidu has been helping her in all respects while Kiran Kumar Reddy is deceiving people with his ambiguous words and deeds.
They are not concerned about the feelings of the people and the hardships they would be undergoing if the State is divided but have a singular objective of gaining a few votes and seats irrespective of the permanent damage to the farmers, students and the State as a whole.
Their politics have no credibility and the system is getting rotten by the irrational decisions they have been taking. We are fighting for a united state and if we raise our voice in unison and translate it into a mandate which will shake the foundation of Delhi, we will be in a position to opt for a leader who favours an integrated State,” he said.
During his daylong tour of Palamaneru constituency, he unveiled the statue of YSR and expressed his gratitude to the people who still adore YSR as they were immensely benefitted by the welfare schemes.
“That was a different era. Now politicians are not keeping their promises and are very shallow in thought and action as well. The political system is decaying and value based ideology should be ushered in as the Congress President, Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition are dividing the State for the sake of votes an seats.
When the natives, Chandrababu Naidu and Kiran Kumar Reddy come to this district, farmers should ask them as to where will they get water from and students should question them as to where should they go for jobs if the State is divided.
Leaving Hyderabad in ten years is easier said than done. Chandrababu Naidu who has the audacity to say that the youth can search jobs in Chennai and Karnataka should be ashamed for his lack of concern as we will be treated as second hand citizens if we go to other States. All Telugu speaking people should have a single state and they should be proud of having one, he said.
Chandrababu Naidu has been playing foul from the beginning. He met the President Pranab Mukherjee but did not utter the word Samaikyandhra. When APNGO leaders have approached him and asked to give a letter in support of a united state, he has mercilessly rejected it. He said that he cannot withdraw the letter he had given in favour of the division of the State.
Farmers of this district have told me that bore wells have to be sunk very deep up to 100 feet to get water and if the State is divided and another State comes in between, we will not get water for Handri Neeva, Galeru Nagari and other projects. When the state is united itself, we are not getting water unless the needs of upper riparian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka are fulfilled.
After the division there will be no drinking water from Kuppam to Srikakulam, he said.
The general elections are just four months away and we should win the maximum seats to have a say in selecting the Prime Minister who will side us in our fight for a united State, he said.
As part of unfinished Odarpu Yatra, which is concurrently running with Samaikya Sankharavam Yatra in the district, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has visited Batthulapuram and consoled the kin of Kalpana, who committed suicide unable to bear the tragic death of YSR.
He consoled the husband and children of Kalpana. He was accorded a warm welcome in the village.