'Presidential rule should be imposed in AP'
Telugu Shakthi President BV Ram said that AP people are demanding the immediate imposition of a presidential rule in the state. He warned that the 'Jai Andhra movement' would rise again if the Center did not respond appropriately. Describing the situation in the state on Saturday, Ram himself handed over petitions to the offices of the President and the Prime Minister. The details mentioned in the petition are as follows.
The YCP leaders have been accused of threatening to bury voters alive in Gandigundam village in the Visakhapatnam district. Rajya Sabha member Vijayasaireddy, Minister Muthamsetti Srinivasa Rao and local leader Srinivasa Rao were among those who threatened voters in Gandigundam.
Mr Ram expressed apprehension that YCP leaders were directly threatening to kill opposition leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu, while also threatening to kill him. Amaravati emerged as the capital with the approval of all when the TDP was in power. However, with CM YS Jagan's decision, the people of Amaravati, especially farmers were in deep concern.
The Telugu Shakti President said that the farmers have been staging protests for 438 days as Amaravati should remain the only capital of Andhra Pradesh. So far 120 farmers have lost their lives. He said, "Telugu Shakti is demanding that a special committee to be set up to study the situation in the state and do justice." On the other hand, Ram demanded that a financial emergency should be imposed immediately as the economic situation in the state was deteriorating.