Regional parties can’t make Third Front

Regional parties can’t make Third Front
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The ruling TRS and the main Opposition Congress, who of late chest-thumping on social justice, need to clarify whether they allot half of the Assembly tickets to the downtrodden in the next elections, Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram said.

Hanamkonda: The ruling TRS and the main Opposition Congress, who of late chest-thumping on social justice, need to clarify whether they allot half of the Assembly tickets to the downtrodden in the next elections, Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram said.

Speaking to media persons here on Monday, he said that Bahujana Left Front (BLF) will contest all the 119 Assembly seats in the State. The BLF will forge ahead with a different viewpoint that the erstwhile rulers Congress and Telugu Desam, and the present ruling TRS party failed to address the people’s hardships.

“Healthcare and education, the two key components that have become costly commodities to people need to be made affordable. The BLF has its focus on these issues to come up with a viable remedy to address them,” Tammineni said.

Stating that the TRS government has totally ignored the agriculture sector, he said providing Rs 8,000 per acre annually as financial assistance is not a solution to the farmers’ problems. Stating that the big-ticket irrigation projects are only helpful to contractors, he said that the State needs minor irrigation projects. He found fault with the government for relying on income raised through the liquor sales.

The government needs to understand that alcoholism taking toll on the lives of poor and middleclass. The TRS and the Congress need to announce how many seats they allot to BC, SC, ST and minorities, he demanded. He said that with the fear caused by the BLF, the TRS government gave to Rajya Sabha tickets to BCs.

Tammineni also came down heavily on TDP government in Andhra Pradesh criticising the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for not having a clear-cut policy in the governance. He said that regional parties cannot provide a stabilised Third Front. Party State secretariat members G Nagaiah, G Ramulu, P Sudarshan Rao and State committee member Sarampally Vasudeva Reddy were among others present.

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