Congress human chain all over State
Work hard to bring party back to power, Chief Minister tells cadres
Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy has appealed to the people of the State to give a verdict in favour of the Congress in the next general elections so as to continue the developmental and welfare programmes.
“Congress alone can give a stable government to the people at Centre and the State,” Dr. Reddy said, while addressing party workers who formed a human chain organised by the AP Congress Committee to coincide with its 123rd foundation day celebrations here on Sunday.
Dr. Reddy said cadres should work for bringing back the party to power in the elections to be held in April or May next.
The human chain was formed all over the State and AICC general secretary in charge of AP affairs M. Veerappa Moily participated in it at Tirupati.
APCC president D. Srinivas said the Congress government had fulfilled its poll promises and went beyond it by implementing programmes that were not included in the manifesto. Union Minister for Urban Development S. Jaipal Reddy said Congress stood for national integration, communal harmony, social justice and economic development of the downtrodden.
Earlier, Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy visited Gandhi Bhavan, the party headquarters where the APCC chief hoisted the party flag.
They later proceeded to Charminar where human chain was formed and later, paid floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Assembly premises.
Ministers, Congress legislators, cadres and college students participated in the programme all over the State.
Barring a minor clash between the supporters of the Telangana Regional Development Board chairman V. Purushotham Reddy and Information Technology Minister R. Damodar Reddy’s followers in Nalgonda town, the programme by the Congress party evoked good response.
State contained naxalism: YSR
Plan to provide pension to women of mahila groups
They will get Rs. 5,000 after they reach 60 years
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has claimed that naxalism and factionism was contained in the State and attributed this to the stable government which took up several development and welfare programmes.
Speaking at a convention of South Telangana Regional Mahila Samakya delegates at Wanaparthy on Sunday, he said that the youth in the State have weaned themselves away from Naxalites and factionists as the developmental and welfare programmes introduced by his government have reached even to the remote villages.
He said that the women in the State have achieved empowerment only because of his government’s loan scheme with three percent interest to mahila groups. .
Dr. Reddy said that his government was contemplating to provide pension to members of mahila groups who attained the age of 60 years. Explaining about the scheme, he said the one crore members of mahila groups would contribute Rs.1 each daily and the State government would contribute a matching grant and the total amount would be would be deposited with LIC.
Each member after completing 60 years would get a pension from Rs.4500 to 5000 basing on their contribution to the scheme.
Minister for Rural Development G. Chinna Reddy also spoke. Earlier Chief Minister had community lunch with selected leaders of mahila samakyas.
Chief Minister’s itinerary
Joint Collector Kona Sasidhar on Sunday reviewed arrangements for the Chief Minister’s tour on January 3 in R and B guesthouse. SP Y. Nagi Reddy participated in the meeting.
The Chief Minister will reach Dwarapudi by helicopter at 11 a.m. and lay the stone for railway overbridge and address a public meeting. He will leave for Rajahmundry from there and address village organization members around 3 p.m. in Arts College grounds. He will proceed to Hukumpeta at 5.10 p.m. and inaugurate Sewage Treatment Plant and lay foundation for National Academy of Construction Building, Bommuru and stay in Rajahmundry overnight.
Take measures for KMC development, YSR urged
Civic administration came to standstill due to vacancy of important posts: Guggilla Jayasri
‘Karimnagar Municipality, which achieved ‘Clean City’ award, has become dumping ground’
Karimnagar City Mahila Congress committee president and Corporator Guggilla Jayasri has urged Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy to take measures for the development of Karimnagar Municipal Corporation by appointing municipal commissioner, SE, ME, DE, health officer, which fell vacant since long stalling civic works in the town.
In a press note here on Sunday she said that the civic administration has come to standstill due to the vacancy of important posts in the Municipal Corporation thus encouraging corruption among other officials. The basic street lights were not being repaired for over three months, she said.
The Karimnagar Municipality, which had achieved a distinction in the State by securing the ‘Clean City’ award for the collection of garbage from the houses and business establishments some three years ago, had now become a dumping ground in entire town without proper collection of the garbage from the residential areas and hotels and so on she stated. She said that when the Karimnagar town was a municipality there was lot of developmental activities with the laying of new lights, roads, drinking water connections and so on. After the upgradation of the municipality into Corporation, there is no development. Instead, the existing roads were damaged in the name of underground drains and not repaired, she alleged.
She urged the Chief Minister to kindly make a surprise visit to any of the locality in Karimnagar town during his visit on Monday and get first hand information about the irregularities.
CM to tour Karimnagar today
Chief Minister Dr. Y.S. Rajashekhara Reddy will make a whirlwind tour of Karimnagaron Monday during which he would participate in various developmental programmes.
He would arrive at Nusthullapur village of Thimmapur mandal and lay foundation stone for the Rajiv Swagruha housing scheme (model Satellite Township with 107 towers) in a sprawling 89 acres of land and also lay foundation stone for a comprehensive drinking water scheme for the Thimmapur mandal.
Later, he would unveil the statue of G.V. Sudhakar Rao at LMD reservoir.
He would also visit Chitankunta village on the outskirts of Karimnagar and inaugurate the Rajiv Gruha kalpa housing scheme, he would also inaugurate the model DCC office building at Padmanagar.