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Later the march reached Palamaner town, where thousands of party workers and general public gave a rousing welcome to Lokesh. photo/news18
On the seventh day of his padayatra ‘Yuva Galam’, Lokesh met leaders of the Arya Vaishya community at the Emmaus Hospital campsite, where he said the TDP never harassed the community during its rule, but Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Andhra Pradesh After becoming the Chief Minister, the people of the society are facing a lot of trouble.
TDP national general secretary Nara Lokesh on Thursday said the Telugu Desam Party, while in power, never harassed any section of the people and has a policy of equal justice to all.
On the seventh day of his padayatra ‘Yuva Galam’, Lokesh met leaders of the Arya Vaishya community at the Emmaus Hospital campsite, where he said the TDP never harassed the community during its rule, but Jagan Mohan Reddy’s Andhra Pradesh After becoming the Chief Minister, the people of the society are facing a lot of trouble. “The situation is so bad that many people of the community are committing suicide as they are unable to bear the harassment by the leaders of the local ruling party,” he said.
Arya Vaish are unable to continue with their business interests and are unable to pay the ‘J’ tax being imposed on the community, Lokesh said, adding that the TDP, when in power, gave top priority to leaders of the community, including Giving space was also included. In the State Cabinet and Rajya Sabha. He said that an Arya Vaishya Corporation was also formed for the welfare of the community and Rs 30 crore was allocated for the corporation.
Lokesh asked why the temple of Goddess Kanyaka Parameshwari was damaged and why there is no representation of the Arya Vaishya community in the cabinet now. “The lone representative of the community in the cabinet has been dropped and there are no funds for the corporation,” he said. He said that the people of the community would be encouraged to develop economically and politically.
Many local leaders of Palamaner joined TDP in the presence of Lokesh. Most of them were youths and leaders of the Muslim community belonging to MC Palem and Rangapuram villages. P Vishwanath Reddy, former sarpanch of Moram, was one of them. Lokesh exhorted them to work hard to strengthen the party’s base in Palamaner assembly constituency.
Later the march reached Palamaner town, where thousands of party workers and general public gave a rousing welcome to Lokesh. They showered flowers on him and the TDP leader sought the blessings of the elders.
Representatives of MSMEs met Lokesh near Charan Dhaba where they complained that the YSRCP government has revised the cost of land and is charging Rs 383 per square meter more than the previous TDP government. The new system has pushed them into a tight spot as banks are denying loans as the land is now only for a 33-year lease, informed Lokesh, and plans to revive the old system if the TDP is voted to power again. urged.
Locals complained that the panchayat and municipality were charging them 2.5 per cent more tax and that there were no basic amenities in the Palamaner Industrial Park. Representatives of MSMEs said that loan subsidy is no longer available and the Jagan Mohan Reddy government deliberately killed small scale industries and land allotted for setting up small units is being forcibly taken back.
Responding to them, Lokesh said that the MSME system has completely collapsed due to the imposition of ‘J’ tax and due to lack of employment in Andhra Pradesh, youths are migrating to other states in search of employment. TDP General Secretary promised to take all necessary measures to encourage MSMEs after TDP comes back to power. Revised taxes will also be reduced, he added.
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