K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy has said that the Supreme Court directions on political parties to publish the criminal history of their candidates on the homepage of their official party websites under the caption ‘candidates with criminal antecedents’ within 48 hours of their selection, is a slap on the faces of the Union and state governments.
Talking to newsmen here on Wednesday, Mr Venkat Reddy welcomed the Supreme Court decision on weeding out the criminalisation of politics. He alleged that there were more Constitutional violations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after attaining power for the second time and diluting the public sector undertakings and encouraging only corporate sectors.
Expressing concern over continuous agitations including the farmers’ agitations against the Union government since last over a year, he said that the people should also revolt against the government for a steep increase of petroleum products, LPG cylinders and all essential commodities.
Demanding Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to clarify the allegations that Dalit bandhu scheme which was aimed only for the election mileage in Huzurabad assembly segment, he demanded that the government should implement the scheme for the Tribals, BCs, un-organised sector workers etc. He said that there was no need of rythu bandhu scheme for the farmers if the government enhances the minimum support price to the farm produce.
With regard to the Enforcement Directorate serving notices to the granite quarry operations over the evading taxes and causing huge loss to the state exchequer, he demanded that the ED should conduct a thorough inquiry and punish the culprits involved in evading the taxes. CPI district secretary Ponaganti Kedari, assistant secretaries Koyyada Srujan and Kona Shona Rani, state council leaders B Ashok, G Laxmi and others were also present.