Hyderabad: TDP Chief Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu has strongly condemned the police firing on fishermen in Vaddithandra village of Sri Kakulam district in which two fishermen were killed.
In a statement here on Monday, Mr Naidu demanded that the proposed thermal power project at the place be immediately withdrawn and the families of the deceased fishermen be compensated. He also said that the government was not heeding to the protests of the villagers and the environmentalists and was giving permission to thermal power projects for its own commissions and kickbacks. He said it was because of the inefficiency and tyrannical attitude of the government, such incidents occurred at Mudikonda and Sompeta earlier and now at Vaddithandra.
Mr Naidu has alleged that because of the corrupt practices and inefficiency of the Congress leaders, the State was burning. Peaceful villages, towns, agriculture fields and universities were shedding blood because of the unmindful policies of the government, he added.
Reminding the government that farmers and fishermen have been agitating since seven months that the proposed Thermal Power Plant by East Coast Energy (P) Ltd. would be detrimental to environment, he said the government tried to mercilessly suppress the agitation of the farmers. He condemned police firing on peaceful agitators. Demanding that the project be immediately withdrawn, Mr Naidu said that the government should provide adequate ex gratia to the families of the bereaved. (NSS)