Coming down heavily on TDP Government for drastically cutting down the number of pension cards in the State, YSR Congress has said the people’s ire has been reflected in the dismal performance of the ruling Party in the Divancheru Panchayat elections and the pent up anger of the public will reflect more in the days to come, what with the name of Dubukunta Roshamma, the torch bearer of anti-arrack movement, being deleted from the pensions list.
“Our leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy has categorically told the State Assembly that welfare schemes will be slashed drastically as the budgetary allocations are not matching the quantum of the requirement. Without spelling out the norms or methodology the Government has deleted thousands of names in each district including that of Dubagunta Rosamma, who hogged the limelight for spearheading the anti-arrack movement,” Party spokesperson Vasireddy Padma told reporters here on Thursday.
The weeding out of thousands of names from the pension list has reflected in the election to Divancheru Panchayat of Rajanagaram constituency in East Godavari district where the ruling party secured a solitary ward while YSRCP has won 12 of the 16 wards. This shows the resentment of the people towards TDP and this is just the tip of an iceberg. The anti-people policies of the State Government could be seen in the results. The State should answer as to why Dubagunta Rosamma became ineligible for pension after the new government has taken over.