Vijayamma to tread YSR's Chevella path : to launch 'rachabanda' on april 27

Vijayamma to tread YSRs Chevella path  : to launch rachabanda on april 27

Hyderabad: 'Strictly' following her husband and former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy's footsteps, the YSR Congress Party honorary president YS...

rao1Hyderabad: 'Strictly' following her husband and former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy's footsteps, the YSR Congress Party honorary president YS Vijayamma will launch 'Rachabanda' against anti- poor policies adopted by the state government from Chevella in Ranga Reddy district on April 27.

It may be recalled here that Chevella had occupied a place of pride in YSR's heart ever since he had successfully completed 'Prajaprastanam' padayatra on 1,600 km stretch, kick started in 2003. YSR also launched Congress election campaign from Chevella in 2009. It was also YSR, who launched Rachabanda (government at doorsteps) after he came to power for second time in 2009. Unfortunately, he was killed in the tragic chopper crash when he was on the way to Tirupathi to launch his new programme.

Party leaders said that as part of party's agitational programme, Vijayamma will participate in dharnas being organised in Assembly constituencies which were not covered by party President YS Jaganmohan Reddy's sister Sharmila in her ongoing 'Maro Prajaprastanam walkathon' in the state. Party official spokesperson G Ramachandra Rao said Vijayamma will participate in the day-long dharnas and discuss about the problems being faced by farmers, youth and common man.

She will also expose the Congress and TDP's 'collusion' politics against the YSR Congress. Stating that the party will continue to organise the dharnas in all districts and cover all constituencies before the notification for 2014 elections issued, he said the party will also make the Rachabanda a platform to strengthen the party by admitting the opposition party leaders and workers into YSR party fold.

The finalisation of party candidates for Assembly constituencies will be done based on their performance while making the protest programmes a success and strengthening the party network, the party leader added.

charges against Jagan's family refutedA

rao2Hyderabad: The YSR Congress Party on Saturday demanded the ruling Congress and TDP to make public the evidence, if they have, that the party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his brother-in-law Anil Kumar had indulged in irregularities in the allocation of Bayyaram iron ore mines to Rakshna steels.

Addressing the press here, YSR party senior leader B Srinivasa Reddy alleged that the two parties resorted to mudslinging and malicious campaign against YSR family on iron ore mining in Bayyaram.

Reddy pointed out that he had cancelled the mining licences of Rakshana Steels and Gali brothers when he was a minister for Mining and Geology during YSR rule. If the mines belonged to Jagan, why would he have done that? He asked. "Jagan never asked me for any favour when I was the mining minister," he added.

Referring to the statements made by TDP that YSR family tried to encroach Bayyaram mines worth Rs 14 lakh crore, the YSR party leader said if the mines were worth that much as TDP publicised, let the industrialist and TDP MP N Nageswara Rao buy it for half the price or at least one-tenth of its value. Reddy said that CBI would have arrested him long back if he had not cancelled the mining licences as he had shifted his loyalties to YSRCP.

He said the entire cabinet should take the responsibility of the issue of 26 controversial GOs and raised questions on Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy, whose name appeared in the CBI chargesheet filed on issuing GOs for mining, being not arrested.

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