Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to take stern action against those deliberately creating scarcity of essential commodities in the name of flood and heavy rains. On this order, he asked the collectors and SPs to ensure that onions are sold at Rs 40 per kg.
This was disclosed by Kurasala Kanna Babu, Minister for Agriculture, to the media at the CM’s camp office here on Friday.
The collectors and SPs were asked to ensure that all shops display the price list prominently. As per the instructions of the Chief Minister, onions were purchased through National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) and were being sold at Rythu bazaars at Rs 40 per kg.
The minister said that the chief minister has been regularly reviewing the flood situation and all steps were being taken to provide relief to the flood-affected people. Every affected family is being provided with food, medicines, and essential commodities. All the ministers, officials and YSRCP MLAs were touring the affected areas for the past 20 days and providing relief, he said.
“The chief minister was monitoring the situation on a daily basis while Chandrababu Naidu and his son Lokesh were talking from their hideout in Hyderabad for the past eight months. Lokesh's irresponsible comments look ridiculous,” he added. He should know the difference between floods and heavy rains, the minister said.
He said that the government would not remain quiet if anybody tries to boss over the weaker sections and that the Dalits and the poor have every right to seek lands in Amaravati.
He said Jagan Mohan Reddy had declared in the Eluru BC Garjana rally that BC corporations would be established in the state. Soon after the BC corporations were announced by the government, Naidu had announced the politburo and other posts to the BCs. One can gauge who has followed whom, he added.