Amaravati: Political discourse has hit a new low in Andhra Pradesh after TDP National President N. Chandrababu Naidu called YS Jaganmohan Reddy a `criminal and a con CM'.

Naidu said that lawlessness and chaos have gripped AP and Jaganmohan Reddy government had miserably failed to provide security to women.

"There is no law and order. How a poor Dalit girl was brutally murdered in broad daylight near to the Chief Minister's residence on a day when the country was celebrating the 75th Independence Day celebrations," he said.

In TDP chief deplored that the SC, ST, BC, and Minority women have become victims of crimes and atrocities ever since the YSRCP came to power in the state. "It was because the government is promoting miscreants and criminals. On his part, the 'con CM' was going on betraying the people with his 'con policies and statements," he said.

Naidu said that the Chief Minister was only interested in issuing black GOs sitting in his Tadepalli palace but in rescuing the lives of hapless women. "The CM's only agenda was to amass ill-gotten wealth through unchecked corruption. Girls were shivering at the thought of coming out of their houses these days. There was constant fear from which side there would be a danger. Incidents of violence and atrocities were occurring in some corner of the state all the time," he said.

He slammed the ruling YSRCP for implementing the factionist Raja Reddy constitution to arrest the TDP leaders when they were only trying to stand by the victims in their hour of need.

"The con CM has done nothing to ensure women's safety except making empty promises and con statements in the past two and half years. There have been over 500 cases of atrocities and harassment against women and it reflects the inefficiency of the YSRCP regime," he said.

Naidu said that the Chief Minister was not all listening to the plea of the families whose girls have fallen victims to the violence. "There was no help coming even when the victimized families were making complaints to the police. Jagan Reddy was running a dictatorial regime in AP by taking direct help from the police. Even the US Human Rights Commission expressed serious concern over rising atrocities on women and Dalits in AP now," he said.

The TDP chief said that under their party regime, the CCTV cameras were set up at all needy locations to ensure the safety of women and there was constant monitoring through the RTGS systems. "CM Jagan did nothing for women's safety except creating some hype on the Disha App which was also just a copy of the 4th Lion App brought by the previous regime. There was no trace of the Disha police when such ghastly crimes were being committed against girls," he said.

Naidu said that asked whether the Chief Minister had no time to call on the family members of the Dalit girl Ramya. "The DGP and the woman Home Minister have turned into dummies in the hands of shadow rulers. The accused in the rape were not caught even now. The TDP would agitate till complete justice was done to Ramya's family. An ex gratia of Rs. 1 Cr should be handed over in addition to all other support," he said.

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