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And the credit goes to...

With Indra showering his blessings in the form of bountiful rains all over the State, political parties are falling over each other to claim credit for it, never mind the floods. Yes, you heard it right.

It is because of their policies that the showers are happening as far as the main parties are concerned.

While the Congress feels it is their "good work" that has brought forth copious inflows, the Telugu Desam that till the other day was literally speechless about this issue, appears to have found a way out.

TDP senior leader Ummareddy Venkateswarlu led a posse of newsmen to the KBR Park on Saturday.

After years the Chiran Lake on the southern side has ample water in it. This was because of the `Neeru-Meeru' programme taken up by his Government, he claimed.

"All over the State if the ponds and lakes are full, the groundwater position has improved considerably on account of rains this year. This is because of the excellent work done in the programme like excavations, check dams, percolation tanks, etc," the former MP explained!

When the differently abled get a short shrift from the Government and the society at large, what could be the plight of a woman of this section? "It's a double disability if you are a woman and also differently abled in our country," lamented an advocate Supriya.

The visually impaired woman did some loud thinking in the presence of presspersons at a meet organised by the Network of Persons with Disabilities Organisations (NPdO).

"With all due respects to my senior colleagues here I wonder if anyone thought about providing equal opportunities to the differently abled women," she wondered.

Then came the final poser. "Will any normal male marry a differently abled woman though the vice-versa happens?" she asked.

It is unfair to associate public sector with losses and private sector with profits, always, feels MP Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy.

On the negative perception about PSUs, he said because of the public money involved, the losses of a PSU were much discussed unlike the private sector units.

But one should bear in mind the Navratna companies and several others under the public sector were doing extremely well, in profits as well as productivity.

He proved his point by citing the case of Finlay's Cotton Mills.

The cotton mill set up by Briton James Finlay was taken over by National Textile Corporation, when the mills ran into hard times.

Yet Finlay's, synonymous with superior quality cotton fabric, became profitable under the NTC.

M. L. Melly Maitreyi

V. Geetanath and M. L. Melly Maitreyi

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