Jagan government using police to stall `Maha Padayatra': Naidu

Naidu regretted that the government was using police to stall farmers' Padayatra with an iron hand. Stalling the Padayatra despite the permission from the court was highly condemnable, he said.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Nov 2021 4:13 AM GMT
Jagan government using police to stall `Maha Padayatra: Naidu

Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party National President N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday accused the ruling YSRCP leaders of trying to stall Amaravati farmers `Maha Padayatra'.

Naidu said the agitating farmers were carrying out Padayatra from `Nyayasthanam to Devasthanam' in a peaceful manner and duly following the directions of the court.

"But, the YSRCP rulers could not digest the fact that the farmers' were getting a warm welcome all along their route," he said.

TDP chief said the ruling party committed an unpardonable blunder by stalling the Amaravati Capital project in the name of a `decentralized development'. If the YSRCP leaders stalled the Maha Padayatra of farmers, they would go down as unforgivable traitors in the history of the State.

Naidu regretted that the government was using police to stall farmers' Padayatra with an iron hand. Stalling the Padayatra despite the permission from the court was highly condemnable, he said.

"The officials should stop harassing the Amaravati farmers on the flimsy grounds of Covid restrictions," he said.

Decrying YSRCP's 'suppression tactics', Naidu recalled how the ruling party leaders held functions on Saturday to celebrate four years of Jagan Reddy Padayatra.

Police did not apply Covid restrictions to any of those programmes. "However, Amaravati farmers were being harassed on one pretext or another Chief Minister Jagan Reddy is using police to suppress the people's democratic agitations as there was a rising public resentment against his rule. The future of the five-crore people of Andhra Pradesh was plunged into darkness following the destruction of Amaravati Capital. The ruling party committed an unpardonable mistake that had badly hurt not just the Capital City farmers but the whole state," he said.

Naidu advised the YSRCP leaders to stop obstructing Maha Padayatra as it was the democratic right of the farmers. "Farmers were long fighting legal battles for justice to them in 'Nyayasthanam'. Now, they were also going to seek blessings of God by taking up Padayatra to 'Devasthanam'. Their demand was justified and in accordance with the principles of natural justice," he said.

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