YCP destroying students’ future, says Nara Lokesh

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GO 77 harmed weaker sections’ youth
Raja Reddy constitution replaced Ambedkar constitution
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AMARAVATI: TDP National General Secretary Nara Lokesh on Friday accused the Jaganmohan Reddy Government of breaking promises and committing violations giving a raw deal to the students, youth, women, Dalits and all sections of the State.

Mr. Lokesh asserted that the leaders of Telugu Nadu Students Federation came out of the jail today with their heads held high which was unlike CM Jaganmohan Reddy who had to bow down his head because of his guilt in his cases. Having such a dark track record, this Chief Minister was recklessly implementing the oppressive Raja Reddy constitution but not the benevolent Ambedkar constitution in the State.

On the occasion of the TNSF leaders’ release from the jail, Mr. Lokesh visited the venue and formally welcomed the leaders. He praised them for courageously fight for the cause of the PG students who were being denied fee reimbursement now. The GO 77 was brought as a part of the suppressive Raja Reddy constitution. The rape cases filed against the TNSF leaders were a mark of the Jagan Reddy Penal Code that was being implemented in AP in place of the Indian Penal Code.

The TDP MLC and former Minister expressed concern that the Government was playing needless games with the future of the students and unemployed youth. Over 3 lakh students belonging to weaker sections and backward classes were badly hit because of GO 77. It denied fee reimbursement to PG students in private colleges. The poor students belonging to SC, ST, BC and Minorities were losing opportunities to study abroad. Whereas, Jagan Reddy’s daughters were enjoying foreign education chances.

Mr. Lokesh recalled how the SC, ST atrocities cases were filed illegally against the SC farmers themselves in Amaravati. That was done just for obstructing the hired activists who were being brought in autorickshaws to run a counter agitation in favour of the 3 Capitals. When the TDP gave a call for Chalo Pulivendula, the police did not hesitate to file the atrocities cases wrongfully against its SC leaders. Atrocities cases were filed against Telugu Mahila President and Dalit leader Anita and also against SC Cell President MS Raju.

Mr. Lokesh criticised the Jagan regime for undermining the NTR Videsi Vidya programme by not releasing funds to poor students currently studying abroad. Their parents were unable to mobilise loans and they were in severe stress worrying about the future of their children.

Stating that the university education was damaged completely, Mr. Lokesh said that the Chief Minister became a brand ambassador for caste politics even in educational institutions. Over 11 out of the total 13 VCs appointed by the Government belonged to one single caste. Even in executive council member posts, 90 percent of them belonged to the same caste. There was a strong need to appoint those without criminal or political background as executive council members.

Mr. Lokesh demanded immediate withdrawal of GO 77 failing which a state wide agitation would be launched soon. The 22 MPs of YCP were doing nothing to bring Special Category Status. Not a single job was brought in AP since Jagan Reddy became the CM. The existing companies were going away from AP while new companies were not scared to make investments because of the adverse impact of the YCP regime.

The former Minister also demanded the Government to take immediate action against the persons responsible for the unlawful mining going on in the close vicinity of the noted Shaiva Kshetram at Yaganti in Kurnool district. The illegal blasting has damaged the ‘Valasa Basavaiah Mandapam’ in the temple premises. All this damage was because of the uncontrolled activities of the ruling YCP mining mafia.

Lokesh said that unless stringent punishment was given to the responsible persons, these harmful activities would continue and multiply. Since the YCP came to power in the State, the mafia activities were on the rise in mining, sand, liquor, cement and all areas where there was scope for making quick money. The natural resources and wealth of Andhra Pradesh was under severe threat.