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CM: Will stop T cyclone

CM: Will stop T cyclone
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CM: Will Stop T Cyclone, Bifurcation Issue, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. When the entire Seemandhra leadership had more or less fallen in line on the bifurcation issue, acknowledging that it was ‘all over bar the shouting’, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy ventured to drop yet another bombshell by asserting that he was no lame duck for a meek surrender.

Strikes yet another defiant note during Srikakulam tour.

  • Kiran compares division issue to Phailin Cyclone
  • We could not prevent Phailin, will stall division
  • t is also like a cyclone, will do permanent damage
  • Rs 40 cr aid for fishermen in Srikakulam district
  • Rs 5,000 compensation for every damaged coconut tree

When the entire Seemandhra leadership had more or less fallen in line on the bifurcation issue, acknowledging that it was ‘all over bar the shouting’, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy ventured to drop yet another bombshell by asserting that he was no lame duck for a meek surrender. Striking a discordant note yet again, he made it clear that he was ready to go all out to stonewall the process. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who made an aerial survey of the cyclone-hit areas in Srikakulam district on Sunday stirred up the hornet’s nest by exuding confidence that the process for giving statehood for Telangana would be stalled.

“We could not have prevented the Phailin cyclone from wreaking havoc on the state, but we will make every effort to stall the bifurcation cyclone.” Samaikyandhra agitators raised slogans against bifurcation at a meeting of the cyclone affected people in Devudigudi Thota village in Kaviti mandal the Chief Minister said that it was not the proper forum to talk for or against united state but went on to add that he would certainly try his best to prevent the bifurcation cyclone which would cause immense damage to the state. He lauded the government employees for calling off their strike to help the cyclone affected people. Kiran Kumar Reddy told the farmers that the authorities had already estimated the loss of various crops including coconut groves in mangroves area popularly known as Uddanam, the government would announce the compensation after studying the report.

He said he would be liberal in extending support to the farmers and the compensation this time would be at least double of the previous compensation. Reacting to the plea of the farmers from mangroves area whose coconut groves were flattened due to the high velocity winds of the cyclonic storm, the Chief Minister said farmers would get Rs 5,000 per acre to plant coconut plants afresh. This would be outside the compensation package, he added. Earlier addressing the fishermen at Donkur village in Icchapuram mandal, Kiran Kumar Reddy said the state government allotted Rs 40 crore for the welfare of the fishermen community in Srikakulam district. He said the state stood first by producing fish worth Rs 11,000 crore per annum. He said he sanctioned Rs 1 crore for a fish protection centre at Donkur village.

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