Bhuma’s ashes mixed with Sangameswaram waters

Bhuma’s ashes mixed with Sangameswaram waters
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The ashes of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, TDP leader and former MLA of Nandyal, were mixed in the river at Sangameswaram, which is the confluence of seven rivers, on the 72nd day on Monday. Bhuma\'s son Jagat Vikhyat Reddy, accompanied by sisters Naga Mounika and Akhila Priya, performed obsequies to his father on the occasion.

Atmakur (Kurnool): The ashes of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, TDP leader and former MLA of Nandyal, were mixed in the river at Sangameswaram, which is the confluence of seven rivers, on the 72nd day on Monday. Bhuma's son Jagat Vikhyat Reddy, accompanied by sisters Naga Mounika and Akhila Priya, performed obsequies to his father on the occasion.

It may be recalled that ashes of their mother were also mixed in the confluence of river waters. It may be recalled that Bhuma Nagi Reddy died on March 12 of cardiac arrest.

Tourism Minister Akhila Priya believes that souls of her parents are very much present in Sangameswaram and prayed that their souls are rested in peace. She said that she would fulfill her father's ideal of developing the Sangameswaram temple. A launch service between Sangameswaram and Srisailam would be introduced soon.

She breathed fire on the contractor giving facelift to the Kolanu Bharati temple for delay in the execution of works and threatened to serve notices asking him to explain the delay in execution of the temple restoration works. The Minister assured the people to take urgent steps to provide power supply and bus service at Sangameswaram.

Minister angry at middlemen Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya on Monday was incensed at middlemen and their henchmen encroaching the Srisailam backwater lands being cultivated by people of three villages with the District Collector''s permission.

In fact, 80 families Siddeswaram, Jaanala and Balapalatippa, who have no other financial support, are cultivating the backwater lands. Also, the families did not have a ration card. Most of the people are SCs, STs and fishermen. The middlemen are threatening the helpless people and occupying the lands being cultivated by them.

When the victims narrated their tale of woe, the Minister was taken aback to know that they even did not have a ration card. She assured them to take the problem to the notice of the Collector to redress it. She declared that she would not keep mum if 80 families are starving and take urgent steps to implement immediate remedial action.

By M Satya Peter

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