Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party National President and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday expressed concern that the cyclone relief had not yet reached the families and the farmers who suffered severe crop and property losses. It was 'sheer inefficiency' on the part of Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy to say that field-level visits would hamper the relief and rescue activities in the flood-hit areas.

The TDP leaders demanded a 'judicial inquiry' into the miserable failure of the YCP Government in flood management, which caused havoc. All the deaths in the cyclone-hit areas should be treated as Government murders. The input subsidy given to farmers in the TDP rule was not reduced. Over Rs. 1,100 Cr of disaster management funds were diverted without paying anything to the flood victims.

The Telugu Desam accused Jagan Reddy of betraying the farmers by not paying a premium towards crop insurance. The flood-hit farmers were now not able to get insurance since the State Government had not paid its share which resulted in denial of the Central share as well. In the 2020 floods also, the Jagan regime did not pay a premium but told falsehoods in the Assembly that it had made the payments. Field level surveys would be held on non-payment of crop insurance premiums.

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