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Save democracy, TDP tells district Collectors

Correspondent

Move to transfer staff opposed


Party launches survey on beneficiaries under Indiramma housing

‘Civic body was facing severe financial crunch’


VIZIANAGARAM: The TDP district committee has said that Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s reported statement that he would once again chair the meeting of district Collectors on June 26 and 27, 2009 is “ludicrous.” His appeal to them to meet every demand of farmers and other sections of people in the next two months was only an attempt to seek their support, rather indirectly, in the elections, said Yedla Ramana Murty, the party district president. He appealed to Collectors not to give scope for partisanship in the forthcoming elections and save the democracy.

Demonstrations

At a press conference on Tuesday, Mr. Murty opposed the State Election Commission’s decision to transfer Revenue staff from their native districts and announced support to their lunch hour demonstrations on the issue. He said that the party had collected information on the NREGP beneficiaries from Internet and found names of those who were not engaged at all in the execution of works under the programme. The party had also launched a survey on beneficiaries under Indiramma housing scheme.

Floor leader in Vizianagaram Municipality V.S. Prasad said that the civic body was facing severe financial crunch as the administration had failed to collect taxes, due to corruption, even one-third of Rs.15.81crores taxes accrued till the end of December last year. The municipality owes Rs.1.50 crore to sanitation contractors, civil contractors, and others. As a result, no contractor was ready to execute the works already sanctioned. He said that the ruling party was neglecting works in TDP elected wards and added that three bore wells sanctioned three years ago for the 19th ward was not sunk so far. Other leaders S.N.M. Raju, I.V.P. Raju, M. Madhu and others were present.

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