YSR’s meeting evokes good response
Inaugurates bridge constructed over lower Pulleru canal at a cost of Rs. 11.20 crores
Criticises Opposition for ‘opportunistic alliances’
Pulichintala will be completed by June 2009, says CM
GUDLAVALLERU (Krishna district):
The public meeting addressed by Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy here on Thursday, after inaugurating an R&B bridge, evoked an impressive response from the public, even as the district officials made elaborate arrangements for the meeting.
Dr. Reddy inaugurated and later dedicated the bridge constructed over lower Pulleru canal at a cost of Rs. 11.20 crores to the people of the State. Considering the significance of the Chief Minister’s visit in this remote area, officials took all possible measures for hastening developmental works.
The Chief Minister criticised the Opposition parties for what he described as opportunistic alliances ahead of the elections. The main leaders who attended the meeting included MPs Badiga Ramakrishna (Machilipatnam) and Kavuri Sambasiva Rao (Eluru), Ministers Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao (Rural Water Supply), Mandali Buddha Prasad (Animal Husbandry) and Dharmana Prasada Rao (Revenue), MLAs Buragadda Vedavyas (Malleswaram) and Perni Venkataramaiah (Machilipatnam), Zilla Parishad Chairman Kukkala Nageswara Rao, former chairman Pinnamaneni Koteswara Rao and others.
Dr. Reddy said though the Congress Government was introducing development and welfare programmers unheard of before, the Opposition parties were trying to come together to defeat the ruling party. He mocked at the Telugu Desam Party and the Praja Rajyam Party, saying the two parties seemed interested in only grabbing power in the State.
Asserting that the Congress had done a lot for the farmers in the irrigation sector, Dr. Reddy sought to assure the people that the Pulichintala project would be completed by June next year so as to serve the interests of Krishna delta farmers. “The TDP totally ignored this project, just as it neglected people’s welfare. Now we have taken up this project without losing time. The credit for completing Pulichintala will go to the Congress party,” he maintained. Dr. Reddy reiterated that the Polavaram project would also be completed in two years and this would be dedicated to the people and farmers of the area. He asserted that only the Congress would have the capacity and courage to take up works that would serve the long-term interests of the people of all sections of the State. The Chief Minister complimented district Collector N. Sridhar for mobilizing bank loans of a total of Rs.152 crores for distribution in a single day. While an amount of Rs.140 crores towards loans for SHGs of Krishna district was handed over in Vijayawada, loans to the tune of another Rs.12 crores were handed over here.
All set for YSR’s Anantapur visit
Chief Minister will take part in a series of programmes
District officials on Thursday reviewed the arrangements for Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s visit here on December 20. The Chief Minister will participate in several programmes being arranged locally.
According to the officials, the Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone for construction of new buildings of hostel attached to the Arts College and K.S.N. Government Women’s Degree College, participate in an education meet to interact with college students, inaugurate the Indiramma housing colony at Kurugunta and participate in a regional meet of IKP women self-help group leaders.
District Collector V. Anil Kumar, Superintendent of Police M.K. Singh, Joint Collector T. Chiranjeevulu, District Revenue Officer M. Sudarshan Reddy, Officer on Special Duty G. Vijaykumar, Project Directors of DRDA, IKP and DWMA and other district officers participated in the review meet.
The Collector entrusted the arrangements at Kurugunta housing colony to Special Deputy Collector of HNSS Raghunath, dais works in the Arts College and SHG representatives’ meet near Kakkalapalli cross to Executive Engineer of Roads and Buildings Madhusudhan Reddy and tents and seating arrangements at the two venues to Anantapur RDO K. Gangadhar Reddy.
Later, the officials examined the arrangements at Arts College, Kakkalapalli cross and Kurugunta and conducted security liaisoning exercise.