Kothavalasa (Vizianagaram dist): Pooh-poohing Chandrababu Naidu’s tour to New York purportedly to address an event on the sidelines, YSR Congress Party President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that back home he has been pursuing anti-farmer policies while ironically he would be speaking on Agriculture on the foreign soil.
Addressing a huge public gathering here on party of his Praja Sankalpa Yatra here on Monday, the Leader of Opposition said, "Chandrababu has cheated farmers and his stand on agriculture was well articulated in his book where described it as a wasteful exercise and his policies were no different.
This man going to the US to deliver a speech on Financing Sustainable Agriculture is a paradox as he has put the agriculture sector in the state in doldrums by going back on his poll promise and did not waive the loans and cheated them on fronts.
The farmers were in distress as there is no MSP, the input costs were going up and the bank loans were not coming in," he said.
Polaravaram being the lifeline of the irrigation sector would have benefitted farmers but he has converted it into a cash cow only to benefit the contractors for kickbacks and did not bother to complete it nor allowed the Centre to complete it.
Condoling the death of Araku MLA, who was shot dead by naxals, Jagan said though he is a turncoat my sympathies are with the bereaved family.
Chandrababu Naidu government is laden with corruption from top to bottom and all the poll promises were left in the lurch, He has promised to convert the two-lane road into four-lane road from Araku to Visakhapatnam which did not happen.
Sugar factories in the cooperative sector have been pushed into the red by TDP government. It was during YSR regime that development has been in full glow and now it has been blackened by the corrupt government, he said.
On his landmark 3,000 km from Idupulapaya to Kothapavalasa, it was only the people who have led him and their blessing has paved the way for the odyssey, he said.