Saturday, November 15, 2008

YSR asks MLAs to get into poll mode

YSR asks MLAs to get into poll mode
HYDERABAD: Congress legislators calling on Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy henceforth will have to do proper homework before submitting representations.
Keeping in view the forthcoming elections, Dr. Reddy has decided not to entertain fresh representations with regard to any development schemes in districts. Armed with survey reports and performance of respective legislators, the Chief Minister is asking them to stop making rounds to his office with petitions. Only letters that need urgent attention of the government would be entertained.
With close to 40 Congress legislators visiting the CMO everyday, Dr. Reddy asked them to be available to their electors and switch to the election mode.
Sources said that Dr. Reddy was getting fresh updates about the prevailing political situation in each Assembly constituency. Wherever internal dissensions were witnessed, leaders of such constituencies were being summoned to the camp office and told in no uncertain terms that they should sink their differences and work in unison. So far, he met leaders from Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medak, East and West Godavari districts.
Road show
Meanwhile, Dr. Reddy is planning to undertake a day-long visit to Kurnool district after November 19.
The tour will commence a few days after Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi completes his tour of Rayalaseema. Sources said Dr. Reddy’s road show would cover 100 km in Koilakuntla, Allagadda, Nandyal and Nandikotkur Assembly constituencies falling under Nandyal Lok Sabha seat. The objective of the visit is to check the influence of Bhuma Nagi Reddy in Nandyal.
The Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone for Chevella-Pranahita irrigation project at Chevella on November 19. The party is planning to hold a big public meeting on the occasion.