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Declare 175 candidates now, Bonda Uma dares Jagan


Can YSRCP president and Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, dare enough to declare candidates for all the 175 Assembly segments in the State, asked TDP politburo member, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Monday.

Talking to media persons at the party headquarters here, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao expressed confidence that whenever elections are held for the Assembly the TDP will sweep the polls. The situation for the YSRCP has come to such a pass that the majority of the sitting MLAs are not willing to contest on the party ticket and the YSRCP has to search for suitable candidates, Bonda Uma said.

This apart, the recent survey conducted by the IPAC revealed certain shocking facts that the ink people are no longer reposing faith in the YSRCP and Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, he stated.

Particularly after this IPAC report, the sitting MLAs are not coming forward to re-contest the elections. All this is because of the inefficient administration and large scale corruption of Mr Jagan, Mr Bonda Uma added. While Jagan himself has announced that he is not going to give party tickets to at least 40 sitting MLAs, some have announced that they will not be in the race at all, he pointed out.

Perni Nani, Dharmana Prasada Rao and Chevireddy Bhasker Reddy are among those who are not ready to contest the elections again on YSRCP symbol, he stated. ”I am now asking the Chief Minister whether he can announce the names of the candidates of his party for all the 175 Assembly segments,” Bonda Umamaheswara Rao said.

Also, Perni Nani should tell the people of the State as to how many problems Jagan Mohan Reddy has solved though he made more than 20 visits to New Delhi in the past four years, Bonda Uma said. The people have totally lost faith in this Government and the IPAC report itself revealed that the party will confine itself to a single digit in the coming elections, he remarked.

Has Jagan fulfilled even a single promise made to the voters, the TDP politburo member asked and said that Jagan has minted lakhs of crores by selling poor quality liquor that claimed thousands of lives. ”The TDP is already prepared to defeat the YSRCP whenever the elections are held,” Bonda Umamaheswara Rao said and made it clear that his party is ready to face even early polls.

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What Jagan did in 4 years, asks Bonda Uma


TDP politburo member Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Friday asked Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, what did he do in these four years except levelling baseless corruption charges against former chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu, and his family.

Talking to media persons Bonda Uma dared Jagan to come for an open debate on the blatant lies uttered on the floor of the Assembly.

“Is Jagan dare enough to produce evidence and prove the charges made against Chandrababu,” Bonda Uma asked.

Stating that the members, on the floor of the House, should discuss either public issues or speak on the budgetary proposals introduced by the Government. Instead, the ruling party members have made the Assembly as a platform for utter untruths total falsehood,” Uma said.

Jagan and his government is more interested in throwing mud on Chandrababu Naidu and on the TDP than on people’s welfare and on the development of the State, he remarked.

Observing that till the other day, the ruling party leaders made a fuss on the Skill Development project, Uma pointed out that when the TDP demanded to prove the charges they ran away.

They alleged Rs 371 crore scam in the project and when the TDP leaders demanded to spell out the names in whose account the funds were deposited and from where, they remained totally silent, he said.

If Chandrababu was indulged in corruption while in power, what the Jagan Government has been doing in the past four years, Uma asked.

“Whatever we speak we speak with evidence,” he said and pointed out that Mr Jagan, while in Opposition alleged Rs 6 lakh cr scam but now as the Chief Minister, he took a ‘U’ turn and saying Rs 15 cr scam, Bonda Uma added.

The graduates taught a fitting lesson to Jagan in the recent Council polls, he said and stated that more MLAs will soon come out openly against Jagan.

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Jagan should reply to CBI counter in Viveka murder case, asks Bonda Uma


Former MLA and TDP politburo member, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Thursday asked Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, whether he can reply to the issues raised by the CBI in the affidavit filed before the Supreme Court on his paternal uncle, Y S Vivekananda Reddy, murder case.

Talking to media persons at the party headquarters, Umamaheswara Rao said that the issues raised by the CBI are really shocking. At a time when the CBI is revealing the facts about YSRCP MP, Avinash Reddy’s directions to the accused no 1, Gangi Reddy, accused no 2, Sunil Yadav, the accused no 3, Gajjala Uma Shankar Reddy, the accused no 4, Dastagiri and the accused no 5, D Sivasankar Reddy, on the murder of Viveka, the time has come for Jagan Mohan Reddy to break his silence on the matter, Umamaheswara Rao felt.

Calling the YSRCP leader, Kodali Nani, as the Gudivada Goonda, the TDP politburo member told him to realise the fact about the benefits to Jagan Mohan Reddy in the murder of Viveka as revealed in the CBI affidavit. CBI made it quite clear who designed the murder plan and who is behind it besides the role played by some persons, he added.

Stating that a copy of the CBI affidavit is being forwarded to the Tadepalli palace, Bonda Uma said that still if Jagan does not open his mouth, ultimately, he has to face the consequences. Now it is an open secret about how Jagan and Avinash Reddy termed the murder into a heart stroke and how they distorted the facts before the public, the TDP leader said.

Releasing certain videos to the media persons about the statements made by Jagan and Avinash immediately after the murder, Uma said that Avinash Reddy on the same morning when the murder took place said that he had some doubts on the killing of Viveka as some blood stains were found on the body. But the latest affidavit filed by the CBI made it clear that Avinash and Bhaskar were very much present in the house when Viveka was killed.

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Why AP has no representation at Davos summit, asks Bonda


TDP politburo member and former MLA, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Tuesday demanded that Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, answer as to why Andhra Pradesh has no representation in the globally renowned Davos summit, being organised by the World Economic Forum.

Umamaheswara Rao told media persons at the party headquarters here that Jagan has understood that no investor would prefer AP with the ongoing destructive politics with which the ruling dispensation is looting the State. “This is the reason why Jagan did not take part in the investors summit at Davos,” Bonda Uma said.

Observing that AP was the centre of attraction for the investors during the Chandrababu Naidu regime, the TDP politburo member said that TDP supremo, Chandrababu Naidu, made every effort to attract investors to the State utilising every opportunity.

But, after Jagan Reddy came to power in 2019 the situation is totally different, he said, adding that the YSRCP Government cancelled the MoUs worth over Rs 16 lakh cr which were entered into during the Chandrababu regime.

The arrogance of Jagan forced the investors to rethink on setting up their units in the State as a result of which not even a single industry was established in AP in the past four years, Bonda Uma maintained.

He asked whether Jagan has any reply for the statement made once by his own Cabinet Minister, the late Mekapati Gowtham Reddy, that Rs 5.17 lakh cr investments were made in the State during the TDP rule and employment was created for over five lakh youth.

“This is a written statement made on July 10, 2019 by the then Minister for Industries on the floor of the Legislative Council,” he pointed out.

When Minister for IT, KT Rama Rao, from the neighbouring Telangana State is attracting huge amounts of investments for his State while Jagan Mohan Reddy is filled with joy by indulging in record-dances and other betting, Uma observed.

“Jagan has no vision to attract investments and create employment to the youth and thus he is remaining silent though the International Investors Summit began at Davos on Monday,” he stated.

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Addl DG narrated fabricated stories of Tadepalle Palace, says Bonda Uma


Telugu Desam (TDP) politburo member and former MLA, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Wednesday came down heavily on the State police for violating the fundamental rights of the citizens of the State only to favour the ruling dispensation.

Talking to media persons on Wednesday, Umamaheswara Rao asked what right the State police force has to stifle the voice of the common public to favour the ruling party which is bringing in GOs that are totally outdated.

“What explanation Additional Director General of Police, Ravi Shankar Ayyanar, has given on Tuesday with regard to GO-1 is nothing but a script prepared by the Tadepalle Palace,” Bonda Uma said.

“The way the Kuppam Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) created hurdles to a former chief minister and Leader of the Opposition is highly objectionable,” Uma said and wanted to know whether the Additional DG and the DGP did not observe this. How the police, after giving permission for Chandrababu’s tour, can create hurdles for him in Kuppam, he asked.

The police miserably failed to provide proper security at Kandukur and Guntur despite knowing well that the gathering would be very heavy to Chandrababu’s meetings, Bonda Uma said, adding that the police could not control the massive crowd at Guntur.

Though proper prior permission was taken for the Guntur meeting, the police miserably failed to provide necessary security which resulted in the unpleasant incident, he observed.

Are the political parties organising public meetings and road shows only after Jagan Mohan Reddy became Chief Minister, he asked and questioned whether the then Chandrababu government did not provide proper security to Jagan’s pada yatra.

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Jagan has no right to continue in power any longer, says Bonda Uma


Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s futile efforts got exposed with the recent order of the Supreme Court in the murder of his paternal uncle, Y S Vivekananda Reddy, said TDP politburo member, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Tuesday.

Bonda Uma told media persons here that Jagan made several efforts using his power which ultimately proved futile and this is proved with the recent Supreme Court judgment in the murder case of his paternal uncle.

“How Jagan, who could not protect the fundamental rights of the petitioners in this case, can protect the rights of the people of the State,” Bonda Uma asked and said that Jagan has no right to continue in power any longer.

He said that the comments made by the Supreme Court in the murder case of Jagan’s uncle are a serious setback to him. Those involved in the murder have not been taken into custody till now and this indicates the inefficiency and failure of the Chief Miniter, he observed. The hearing of the case by the court has been transferred to Telangana and Jagan should feel ashamed of it, he added.

Jagan Reddy’s family members have admitted that he had made use of the murder of his uncle for his personal and political gains, Bonda Uma said adding that and asked what answer Jagan has for the questions raised by his sister, Sharmila.

The comments made by the Supreme Court that the evidence is destroyed in this case and Jagan knows pretty well who had destroyed the evidence, he remarked.

The Supreme Court also opined that the petitioners, who are close relations of Jagan, do not have protection for their rights in Andhra Pradesh, Bonda Uma pointed out and said that when the blood relations of the Chief Minister do not have protection to their rights in the State how the government can protect the rights of others.

Three witnesses in the murder case have already been done to death, the TDP leader said. Another witness, Dastagiri, who turned approver in the case, too is seeking protection as he is feeling threat to his life, he stated.

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YSRCP using highly objectionable language against Opposition, says Bonda Uma


The ruling YSRCP leaders have been using highly objectionable language against those who are critical of the party, including the main Opposition, said TDP politburo member, Bonda Umaheswara Rao, on Tuesday.

Umamaheswara Rao told media persons that after Jagan Mohan Reddy became the Chief Minister the YSRCP leaders have begun using such language which is highly objectionable and unprintable. In fact, Jagan Mohan Reddy has turned into the vice chancellor of the university for objectionable language, he added.

The kind of language used by the ruling party leaders like Kodali Nani, Ambati Rambabu, Malladi Vishnu, R K Roja and Vijayasai Reddy appear to be palatable to Jagan Mohan Reddy as the latter is also known for speaking such words, Bonda Uma stated. The people are closely observing this and they will teach a lesson to the YSRCP when the time comes, he added.

Jagan Mohan Reddy is known for unethical and murder politics, Umamaheswara Rao observed and ridiculed the chief minister calling the TDP as the party of filthy language. He further alleged that the YSR Congress leaders have crossed all the limits in hurling abuses at the opposition and wondered how Jagan Mohan Reddy blamed the TDP!

The TDP leader said that the people of the state are aware of the language that the political parties are using in the state. “People know who speaks the filthy language and who is known for it,” he observed.

The TDP leader also said that people were laughing at the chief minister’s statement of blaming the TDP for the filthy language. He advised the chief minister to keep his party leaders under check and teach them not to use filthy language in politics.

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Aqua sector caught in Jagan’s clutches, says Bonda Uma


Corruption in the State reached its peak during the YSRCP rule, and the aqua sector caught in the clutches of Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, and other ruling party leaders, said TDP politburo member, Bonda Ummaheswara Rao, here on Friday.

Umamaheswara Rao told media persons that seed, feed, and export companies are being terrorised to pay ‘J’ tax amounting to Rs 5,000 cr per annum. The aqua farmer, who is investing Rs 300 per kg on an average, must resort to distress sale at Rs 170 per kg suffering huge losses, he added.

The aqua farming has reached to such a stage that a crop holiday must be announced now, Bonda Uma said, adding that the aqua farmers are being looted in the name of the committee that is appointed for their welfare. Corruption by the YSRCP leaders and the ‘J’ tax are destroying the sector, he stated.

After Jagan Mohan Reddy became the Chief Minister, every sector is facing deep trouble, Bonda Uma said, stating that even the cinema theatres are facing closure since the exhibitors and the distributors are being threatened. Observing that the party in power should encourage any sector not only to provide employment but also to generate revenue, Jagan Mohan Reddy is demolishing every field.

Aided colleges and schools are no exception, he said and added that attempts are being made to illegally occupy assets worth Rs 10,000 cr of the aided colleges. The assets of the Loyola College and the properties of a church in Visakhapatnam are under threat, Umamaheswara Rao stated.

Lakhs of families dependent on aqua farming are now facing a serious threat of losing employment, he observed. Jagan never fulfilled even a single promise made to the people of the State and the ruling party leaders know only how to make money through illegal means, he remarked.

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False cases, demolitions, vendetta politics are Jagan’s policy, says Bonda Uma


Telugu Desam Party (TDP) politburo member and former MLA, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Saturday said that Chief Minister, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, has begun his administration with destructions. In the past three-and-half years, the Chief Minister has been resorting to demolitions and attacks on those who are questioning his corrupt practices and the major policy of Mr Jagan is filing false cases against the Opposition parties leaders.

Talking to media persons Umamaheswara Rao asked what mistakes the villagers of Ippatam had committed and why several houses were demolished in the village. Is it a crime that the villagers had committed by allowing the Jana Sena chief, Mr Pawan Kalyan, to hold his public meeting in Ippatam, Bonda Uma questioned and said that the TDP strongly condemns all these activities.

In the name of road widening, several houses were demolished in the village though many pregnant women were falling at the feet of the officials drafted for the demolition, the TDP politburo member said. As senior TDP leader, Chintakayala Ayyannapatrudu, questioned the YSRCP leaders on the illegal land acquisition worth Rs 40 cr, he and his son, Rajaesh, were harassed by the CID officials, Uma said.

The farmers of the Amaravathi, who sacrificed their lands for the capital, were also subjected to various kinds of harassment, he said. Why no action has been initiated yet against Jagan’s uncle, Ravindranath Reddy, though he illegally occupied Wakf lands in Kamalapuram of Kadapa district and built a film theatre on the lands, he pointed out.

The local MLA, his brother and MLC, Arun, and their followers after hatching a conspiracy attacked the convoy of the former chief minister and TDP national president, Chandrababu Naidu, at Nandigama, Uma remarked. Luckily Chandrababu escaped from the attack and the Government is resorting to all these pre-planned attacks, he stated.

He demanded that the local MLA, MLC and others be included as accused for the murder attempt on Chandrababu Naidu in Nandigama and asked what the local police officials drafted for security duty were doing. Also, the alleged conspiracy to kill Pawan Kalayn too should be probed, he said and called upon the political parties leaders, intellectuals and others to come onto the road to condemn such atrocities by the ruling party leaders.

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Bonda Uma demands judicial probe into Vizag land scam


Telugu Desam Party (TDP) politburo member, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, on Thursday asked Chief Minister, Jagan Mohan Reddy, as to why he is not initiating action against his party MPs, Vijayasai Reddy and MVV Satyanarayana have termed the port city of Visakhapatnam as a centre for settlements and for land grabbings.

The whole State believes that the YSRCP MPs are indulging in such activities only with the blessings of Jagan, the TDP politburo member told media persons at the party headquarters here. The list of the costly lands grabbed by the YSRCP leaders, including Vijayasai, Satyanarayana and the brother of Deputy Chief Minister, Kottu Satyanarayana is very lengthy, he said adding that these lands worth thousands of crores of rupees.

Not only this, the ruling party leaders are even harassing the original land owners and old age homes and temple lands are also not exempted, Bonda Uma said. He asked why Jagan is not opening his mouth despite several such complaints against his party leaders by the original land owners and why is the Chief Minister hesitating to initiate action against them.

If the Chief Minister is really interested in saving Visakhapatnam from this land mafia and stand by the local people, he immediately seek a judicial inquiry by a sitting High Court judge into the whole episode, Umamaheswara Rao demanded. Though the TDP, the main Opposition party, is producing evidence on the land grabbings, why Jagan continues to keep silent on this, he asked.

Vijayasai is simply bluffing the people claiming that he is innocent and is ready to face any kind of inquiry, Bonda Uma said. During Chandrababu regime, Visakhapatnam was known to be the economic capital, but after Jagan came to power, it has turned into a land of grabbings as lands worth over Rs 40,000 cr were illegally occupied, the TDP leader stated.

If Jagan is really serious of putting an end to the land mafia, he immediately seek a judicial probe into the illegal land acquisition by his party leaders, Bonda Uma demanded.

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Political Marriage: Allagadda strongman’s daughter to wed Vijayawada ex-MLA son


He is an America-returned young gun aspiring for a political position in AP. He is working very hard to inherit his father’s political legacy in Vijayawada. She too is a US-educated girl who is out to carve a niche for herself in Kurnool and Nandyal area. Her father too is a senior politician. Both these young guns are now all set to tie the knot.

Former MLA and TDP biggie Bonda Umamaheswara Rao’s son Bonda Siddharth is all set to marry former seed development corporation chairperson and Allagadda strongman AV Subba Reddy’s daughter Jashwanthi Reddy. Both have studied together in the US and knew each other for quite some time. Both are very active in TDP politics and form part of the young brigade.

Jashwanthi has already begun touring Nandyal assembly constituency and is being assisted by dad AV Subba Reddy. Subba Reddy, who was once a close camp follower and the right hand man of Bhuma Nagireddy, has now fallen out from Bhuma’s daughter and former minister Akhila Priya. Jashwanthi is being projected by the TDP as the party’s MLA candidate from Nandyal. She is now being viewed as a threat by Akhila Priya and the Bhuma family.

Bonda Uma too is promoting his son Siddharth in Vijayawada politics. Siddharth is quite active in Vijayawada politics. Many feel that the battle for one-upmanship between Siddharth and Kesineni Nani’s daughter Swetha is at the root of the fight between Bonda Uma and Nani.

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CM telling lies on Visakha Steel deal with Posco?


Has Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy held talks and reached a deal with a South Korean company on the privatisation of the multi-crore Visakha Steel Plant? There are reports that CM Jagan struck a deal with Posco Managing Director at his Tadepalli residence on October 29, 2019 itself. When the photos of this appeared in the media, the steel plant unions had expressed their resentment at that time itself.

If that was the case, how is that the CM has now written a letter to the Prime Minister to roll back the privatisation drive? The TDP says the Chief Minister is clearly telling all lies in this respect. Former MLA Bonda Uma says that this is clearly one more quid pro quo deal that is aimed at giving the Rs. 2 lakh Cr worth Visakha Steel to the South Korean company at just Rs. 5,000 Cr.

Mr. Uma said that the YCP collusion was evident by the fact that its 28 MPs did not utter a single word against the Vizag Steel privatisation when it was announced in the Parliament. They were all there in Delhi only to promote their selfish financial interests and to grab assets and industries in AP but not to protect the interests of the State. MP Vijaya Sai Reddy has been playing a dubious role in destroying the steel plant also. The CM and his MPs have prepared ground to loot the special economic zones (SEZs), prominent clubs and ports in the State. They have set their sights on Waltair Club, Film Nagar Club, Bay Park, etc in Vizag. Now, they were not even sparing the Visakha Steel which was regarded as the pride of Andhra. The YCP leaders have already grabbed the Kakinada SEZ, Kakinada Port, Krishnapatnam Port, Bandar Port and such huge assets.

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Bonda Uma lashes out at YSRCP ministers on Amaravati


Telugu Desam Party party spokesperson Bonda Umamaheswara Rao slashed out the YSRCP ministers and MLAs on the Amaravati issue asking why they had not objected to the declaration of Amaravati as the capital city of Andhra Pradesh when the TDP regime took that decision.

He said the state government was hell-bent on destroying Amaravati and the larger interests of Andhra Pradesh only out of sheer political vendetta. “The state government has put the fate of entire Andhra Pradesh at a stake,” he said.

Stating that the TDP was transparent and open in announcing Amaravati as the state capital, Bonda Uma said former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had declared Amaravati as capital only after taking into consideration the suggestions of Sivaramakrishanan Committee and also as per the conditions laid down by the central government. “The government is destroying the capital city only for creating wealth for a few leaders of the ruling party,” Bonda Uma alleged.

On the issue of shifting executive capital to Visakhapatnam, Bonda Uma said it was only to ensure that the values of lands owned by the YSRCP multiples. Further, he alleged that the YSRCP top leaders had acquired more 30,000 acres in the surroundings of the port city.

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Threat to my life, fears Bonda Uma


TDP leader Bonda Uma on Monday claimed that he was on the hit list of the ruling YSRCP saying there’s a constant threat to his life and demanded that police protection be provided.

Talking to media, Bonda Uma, who was earlier attacked allegedly by the YSRCP leaders in run up to the civic body elections, claimed that he was receiving threat calls from the ruling party leaders that he will be killed by June 22. He also said a complaint was lodged with the police earlier, but the Jagan government had failed to provide police cover. “Even the DGP advised the government to provide police protection but so far the government had failed to take cognizance of the same,” he said.

Further, he said there was a lot of pressure on TDP leaders to quit the party to join the YSRCP. “Those who refuse to quit the party are being slapped with false cases, arrested and sent to jails. We will not be cowed down by these threats and continue to expose the misdeeds of the government under Jagan rule. Jagan and the police department will be solely held responsible if something happens to the TDP leaders. I have the phone numbers of those making the threat calls. There at least five top TDP leaders on YSRCP hit list,” he said.

He pointed out Achannaidu, J C Prabhakar Reddy and Chintamaneni, who were sent to 14-day judicial remand, are classic cases of political victimisation and vendetta by the YSRCP leadership.

While Atchannaidu was sent to 14-day judicial remand in the alleged ESI scam even after the Vigilance and Enforcement report made no mention of his name linking to the irregularities in purchase of drugs and medicines, Prabhakar Reddy was sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with alleged purchase of BS III vehicles by fabricating documents and showing them as BS IV vehicles.

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Jagan betrayals and failures pushed AP into an abyss: TDP


Telugu Desam Party former MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao has lashed out at the ruling YCP’s challenge for a debate on the one year performance of Jaganmohan Reddy rule when compared to the previous Chandrababu Naidu regime. Jagan Reddy misrule has pushed Andhra Pradesh into a deep abyss with no chance for any recovery for the next 20 years considering how YCP mafia gangs were systematically smashing all public properties including temples and schools.

The TDP leader advised Government Chief Whip Gadikota Srikant Reddy not to make boastful challenges for debates with Chandrababu Naidu or Lokesh in Kuppam. Instead, the Chief Minister should face common people for a debate in Tadepalli itself to find out how the general public were vexed with his rule in just one year. Right now, AP people were frustrated with the settlements, looting and plundering by YCP coterie in land, sand, liquor, temples, schools and everywhere.

Mr. Uma said even temples were not being spared as the YCP regime started gifting away TTD lands at Tirumala to its favoured Swamijis in a very unprecedented manner. The latest GO 165 was issued to give away 4,871 sft prime land atop Seven Hills to a Swamiji who is a YCP activist. Also, Rs. 2.5 Cr scam took place in Srisailam temple while thousands of crores worth properties of Simhachalam Temple have fallen in the eyes of the YCP leaders who were camping in Visakhapatnam.

Mr. Uma asked whether non-fulfillment of promises to DWCRA women and cancellation of Anna Canteens were not part of the ongoing destruction of poor people’s lives. Jagan Reddy promised total waiver of DWCRA loans but did not give a single rupee now. Even under Amma Vodi, only 42 lakh students out of the total 80 lakh were given Rs 15,000 cash assistance. The remaining students were disqualified on condition that only one benefit per mother. Even this money was taken back by Jagan Government under its dubious ‘Nanna Buddi’ which hiked liquor prices abnormally.

The ex MLA deplored that Jagan Reddy betrayed even tailors and nayi brahmins by putting trade licence as a condition for getting Rs. 10,000 year benefit. Getting a trade licence itself costs Rs. 15,000 per year. While there are 9 lakh vehicles in the State, YCP gave Vahana Mitra cash only for 2.26 lakh drivers but tried to get lots of publicity.

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From coolie to crorepati, all destroyed under YCP One Year rule: ex MLA


TDP former MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao on Saturday deplored that in the first year of its five year rule itself, the YCP government has thoughtlessly implemented many retrogressive policies that eventually drove industrialists away from Andhra Pradesh. The hopelessly greedy and selfish policies of CM Jaganmohan Reddy have ravaged the State economy as a whole and wrecked the lives of all sections from coolies to middle income groups to crorepatis.

The TDP leader said that the atrocious sand policy of the YCP government caused an unprecedented crisis in the construction industry in the entire state that led to loss of job opportunities for 50 lakhs of construction workers with many of them driven to near starvation. CM Jagan and his party leaders dealt a never before blow to the people by making sand unavailable in the state in order to sell it at far higher prices in other states. Blackmarketing of sand within the State was also very high.

Bonda Uma said that the mindless acts like the shifting of Capital City from Amaravati had sent wrong signals that even the existing businesses and industries had begun moving away from AP. Now, it had come to a pitiable situation where no industrialist from India or abroad has invested Rs 1 lakh in Andhra Pradesh in the last one year. Even in respect of MSMEs, the government was making false claims on waiver of bills during the lockdown period when they were mostly closed.

The TDP leader asserted that the previous Chandrababu Naidu government implemented welfare programmes aimed at supporting life cycle needs of a poor family in all occasions from the cradle to the grave. The TDP gave Rs 1 lakh at the time of a girl child marriage and also Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh Chandranna Beema in times of deaths in any family. Dwacra groups were given Rs 1 lakh per year. The YCP has not implemented any such programmes. Even the welfare corporations were crippled without any funds. Prior to election, Jagan Reddy promised to form welfare corporations to all communities.

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Corona: Jagan for co-habitation while people want divorce: TDP


TDP is demanding that YSRCP should answer for Rs. 2,400 Cr COVID funds released by the Centre. The Opposition party is also unsparing attacking CM Jagan on his repeated comments taking light of COVID. Ex MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao has demanded that the YSR Congress Party Government explain to the people on how it had spent Rs. 2,400 Cr Coronavirus funds released by the Central Government since the outbreak of the epidemic in the state. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy had disclosed the release of COVID grants but the AP Government had not passed any benefit to the poor people and infected persons receiving treatment.

Bonda Uma deplored that not a single rupee of Central funds had reached the people even as the YSRCP totally ignored TDP’s demand for Rs. 5,000 cash assistance to poor workers. Sufficient rice was not given and poor quality chickpeas were given while the poor families mostly use daal. Most families were not given essential commodities. CM Jagan had not taken steps to save construction workers, migrant labourers or urban poor families who are facing near starvation for the past 40 days.

The ex MLA demanded serious action against YSRCP Anakapalli MP for diverting rice meant for ration card holders to a private godown at a time when poor people were suffering from loss of work and livelihoods in prolonged lockdown. Poor people were now asked to queue up before ration shops and give biometric credentials which is posing risk of virus transmissions to them.

Mr. Bonda Uma sarcastically hit back at CM’s comment, asking how anybody can ask to get ready for co-existence with Corona when the people want a divorce with such a dangerous pandemic. He lashed out at what he described as Jaganmohan Reddy’s ineffective administration causing a spurt in Coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh. While cases are increasing day by day, CM is talking about paracetamol, bleaching powder and general fever.

Talking about the newly purchased test kits, the ex MLA said that the ruling party chose to take commissions instead of focusing on comprehensive testing to eradicate the epidemic. The ruling leaders talked about distribution of 16 lakh protection masks but not even the police personnel were given such masks. The frontline warriors like doctors and nurses were still facing infection risk due to lack of required protection kits.

Mr. Bonda Uma said that over 50 lakh metric tonnes of foodgrain was produced by the farmers but not even two to three lakh tonnes have been bought while farmers were not paid fully till now. Horticulture farmers are committing suicides unable to bear losses. Their orchards were destroyed. The aqua farmers have been devastated due to mounting losses. In the course of 40 days, not even one ton of shrimp or fish was bought.

Taking on the state government, Mr. Bonda Uma asked what has happened to Rs 3,000 crore price stabilization fund promised by CM. The government has not paid minimum support price to the farmers so far.

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Poor workers suffering from hunger as YSRCP leaders celebrate muscle power?


Collapse of construction, trade and industry sectors caused distress to workers in AP. TDP says while poor workers are unable to quench hunger, YSRCP leaders are celebrating flower festivals. Now, Telugu Desam Party former MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao accused the ruling YSR Congress Party MLAs of becoming responsible for unchecked spread of COVID epidemic by conducting crowd-based activities in violation of the lockdown norms. The tractor rallies, public gatherings and food distributions being organised by ruling party MLAs were posing huge risks of virus transmission in different parts of the state.

Bonda Uma said that the rally oranised by Srikalahasti MLA irresponsibly caused infections to many participants including the government officials. The police took no action against the MLA concerned so far while the district administration had to eventually place the entire Kalahasti town under curfew with the general public not able to come out to buy even milk now.

Mr. Bonda Uma recalled how MLA RK Roja organised a public gathering with over 200 rural people just to inaugurate a Rs. 2 lakh borewell. Kovur MLA Nallapureddy Prasanna Kumar Reddy held meeting with thousands of people but his followers tried to attack the local SI for filing an FIR against his lockdown violation. The SI concerned had to escape and then tender apology to the ruling party MLA.

Stating that the ruling party MLAs’ excesses were posing serious threat to public health and safety, Mr. Bonda Uma deplored that the DGP Gautham Sawang was not taking any action in this regard even though the TDP has submitted a memorandum already. The YSRCP MLAs and Ministers were freely violating the Disaster Management Act, 2005, while thousands of cases were filed against ordinary public. DGP himself said thousands of vehicles were seized but he was not talking what steps were taken to control ruling party MLAs.

Mr. Bonda Uma asked CM Jagan Reddy to clarify how autorickshaw, daily wage, construction workers and poor sections of people can celebrate festival with Rs. 1,000 and poor quality chickpea provided by the government. Prolonged lockdown, physical distancing and loss of work for so many weeks are making these poor families to go without food these days.

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Navy objected to Vizag Capital: Bonda Uma


The TDP is asking YCP government whether or not the Eastern Naval Command has seriously warned it against shifting Executive Capital to Visakhapatnam. Ex MLA Bonda Uma said that because of this, Jagan Circar totally fell silent and meekly surrendered to the Navy threats to avoid future confrontation with the Central Government. The Navy objection gave an unexpected blow to CM Jagan 3 Capitals plan. Uma said that Jagan Circar had released crores of funds to shift AP Secretariat to Millennium Towers in Vizag but now all that turned a waste. Navy wrote a letter to AP to stop shifting Secretariat into Millennium Towers for the security of defence installations nearby.

From the beginning, questions were asked whether the Navy would allow Vizag to become the seat of AP administration because that would endanger the sensitive defence and Navy property there. But, CM Jagan blindly went ahead and even began efforts to prepare facilities to run administration from the port city.

The latest Navy negative response has created a tricky situation. Political circles are speculating whether Jagan will lobby again with Modi-Shah or whether he will make alternative plans.

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Bonda Uma loses with 15 votes margin


Vijayawada Central assembly segment has given a surprise result in this election. TDP sitting MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao lost to YCP candidate Malladi Vishnu who got a majority of just 15 votes. There was suspense over this segment till the last minute. In the last round also, there was lot of confusion.

Sometimes, Uma got the lead and in some rounds Vishnu had an edge. In every round, there was a suspense-filled drama in this segment. When the last counting came, Uma got a lead of just a few votes over his rival. But he however lost the seat with YCP emerging final victor.

Vijayawada Central is now the segment with the lowest majority. Analysts said that the YCP had got an edge over Uma before the polling itself as there was stated to be anti-incumbency against the sitting MLA. However, Uma could mobilise his resources and men to put up a strong fight.

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