Minister for Forests, Environment, Science and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao spkeaking at Nava Nirmana Deeksha in Ongole on Saturday
Minister for Forests, Environment, Science and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao spkeaking at Nava Nirmana Deeksha in Ongole on Saturday

Ongole: Minister for Forests, Environment, Science and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao called upon the people  to work for the development of the state and cooperate with the government. 

The minister participated in the Nava Nirmana Deeksha here on Saturday, along with the district administration and other leaders from the district.

Speaking at the meeting, Raghava Rao praised Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu that he took up various welfare programmes though the Union government didn’t cooperate with the state. 

He recalled the participation of employees and people in the Samaikyandhra movement and said the bifurcation of the state is irrational and unscientific. 

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not fulfilling his promises made at the Tirupati meeting, though the Chief Minister went many a time to New Delhi. 

He said that the Union government has given only Rs 1500 crore for Amaravati. He is all praises for Chandrababu Naidu for leading the state into development and achieving double digit growth though it is facing financial crisis. 

He said that it is the Chief Minister was able to link the rivers and bring Godavari to Krishna through Pattiseema.

MLC Karanam Balaram said that the Congress party didn’t respect the sentiments of Andhra people and the BJP cheated the state by giving just Rs 3,000 crore for the financial deficit of Rs 1,6000 crore. 

Collector Vadarevu Vinay Chand asked the public to participate in the Navanirmana Deeksha programmes up to June 8 in the district.
 
He said that the Telangana people are celebrating June 2 as a festival for their state formation, but Andhra Pradesh is remembering the unscientific division of the state at all wards and villages. 

Everyone participated in the Navanirmana Deeksha joined the Chief Minister through live broadcasting while taking pledge for the development of the state.

Zilla Parishad vice-chairman Nukasani Balaji, joint collector S Nagalakshmi, additional joint collector D Markandeyulu, CPO K Venkaiah, DRDA PD MS Murali, DWMA PD Polappa, revenue association president KL Narasimha Rao, APNGO Association district president Bandi Srinivasa Rao and others also participated in the programme.