Rajya Sabha member and former union minister Chiranjeevi alleged that the Tuni violence was the outcome of the 20-month-long non-transparent style of TDP government in Andhra Pradesh.
Writing a open letter to chief minister Naidu on Monday, in the backdrop of violence in Tuni, Chiranjeevi, who is also a Kapu leader, said Chandrababu Naidu was backing out on all promises he made at the time of elections leading to the disillusionment among the people. ” Why Kapus alone, BCs, women.. even the same farmers who gave you lands to the construction of Amaravati capital will soon take to the streets against you, if you don’t desist from perusing anti-people politics,” he said in the two- page Telugu letter.
Chiranjeevi recalled in the letter how Naidu assured BC status to Kapu community, allocation of Rs 1000 crore per year for the welfare of Kapus, implemention of reservations without affecting the BC’s quota
Citing the allocation of Rs 100 crore instead of Rs 1000 crore per year, Chiranjeevi said TDP government took 18 months to set up a commission to study the matter of Kapu quota and allocated just Rs 200 crore instead to 2000 crore in two years.
” There is a vast gap between what you (the CM) spoke at the time of elections and what you are practicing now. You ( the CM) look not serious on implementing the promises such as loan waiver, job for every house, non-employment allowance to youth, prohibition of liquor in phased manner. This is leading to the frustration among all sections of people in the state, ” he said.
Instead of correcting TDP governments lapses, the Congress Rajya Sabha MP alleged, the chief minister was resorting to turning the tables on opposition parties.
He advised the CM not to expect the opposition parties to remain mute spectators when interests of the people were being harmed.