Chittoor, Sept 3 (INN): Continuing her diatribe on Congress for its unilateral decision on bifurcation of the state, YSRCP Leader Sharmila on her second day of Samaikhya Shankaravam Bus Yatra has said, the division of the state will spell doom to the Seemandhra region which will have parched throats and barren lands as there is going to be acute shortage of water for drinking and irrigation as well.
Addressing a public meeting at the local PCR College Centre on Tuesday, she said, “Congress is dividing the state for political reasons without taking the sentiments of the local people into consideration. They have driven us out of Madras then and now they are asking us to leave Hyderabad.
If we are deprived of water and also the state capital where shall we go and how the agricultural needs of the Rayalaseema region will be fulfilled and how will the Polavaram project be completed, she asked and questioned where the youth of this region go for jobs what will happen to their old parents.
When the state is passing such a critical phase, Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu shows no concern at all. He played a key role in the division of the state. His letter expressing full support to the division of the state has emboldened the Congress Party to further the division process, she said.
The Centre would not have dared to take the decision of bifurcation but for the letter of Naidu. After playing foul, Naidu started a Yatra to console people of the region and where from could he gather moral courage is beyond anyone’s comprehension.
YSRCP legislators, on the other hand, immediately after getting air of the proposal of the division have submitted their resignations en masse in protest. Congress and TDP leaders of the region are still hanging on to their posts, she said.
All MPs of the region are submissive to the Delhi durbar and have mortgaged the self respect of Telugu people. They have conspired to keep YS Jagan Mohan Reddy away from the people as they could not face him politically, she said.
Setting aside the schedule, she addressed a public meeting at Palamaneru which was attended by a large gathering.
“YSRCP demands that the state should be united as the Centre has failed to do justice to all regions. It has lost the right to divide the state when it cannot address the problems of all regions equally,” Sharmila said.
We have asked the Centre to do justice like a father and come up with a solution that is acceptable to all regions. But Congress has tied up with TRS and is playing the electoral game without considering the consequences.
Reiterating that Chandrababu Naidu was responsible for the division of the state, she said, Amarnath Reddy, who was along with her, was with TDP for a long time, so was his father.
Amarnath Reddy had quit TDP as he was unhappy with the style of functioning of Chandrababu Naidu and has full faith in the leadership of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who will usher in the welfare state of YSR on coming to power.
On behalf of the people, we will continue the fight against the unilateral decision of Congress, she said. Sharmila’s Samara Shankaravam Bus Yatra, which began at Tirupati yesterday, will enter Ananthapur district tomorrow