Amaravathi: The over-enthusiasm of the YSRC-led government to paint all the village secretariats with its party colours is drawing severe criticism from across the state. The controversy sparked off when the officials replaced the tri-colour (representing the National Flag) with those of the YSRC party colours on the wall of the Tummadapalle secretariat in Kurnool district.
Opposition leader Chandrababu Naidu shared his anguish over the issue via Twitter on Tuesday. He tweeted, “I have never seen our National Tri-colour being utterly disrespected like this,” and sought an apology from the government for the act. “Y.S. Jagan’s government must apologise for this shocking, abominable act of replacing the tri-colour with the YSRC government draws flak party colours.” he tweeted.
Many people took to Twitter to condemn the action of the YSRC government draws flak. Some shared photos of trees, barricades and even dustbins coloured in blue, white and green, the colours of the YSRC party. A citizen on Twitter thanked god for leaving the roads. In his tweet, he said that the party would also have painted the roads, if possible.
Naturally, the party in power tries to portray its party colours on all the government schemes. In the previous Telugu Desam government, ration cards were reprinted in yellow colour. Even Chandrababu’s gifts to ration card holders on various festivals were given in yellow bags. The then ruling party painted all Anna canteens in yellow colour.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan’s government seems to be emulating the same method for the party owned schemes. Village secretariats, a brainchild of the Chief Minister, are being coloured with the party colours.
BJP state president Kanna Lakshminarayana took jibes at Mr Jagan Mohan’s government on Twitter. He tweeted, “The party is fit for paintings, but not to rule the state.”
The common man wonders how the ruling party is spending crores of rupees on colouring the village secretariats when the state is in a deep financial crisis.