State Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath on Wednesday alleged that TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and TDP leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu were spreading lies about the state government. “The state government has inherited a bad economic situation from the predecessor TDP government. In spite of that, the YSRCP government is implementing welfare schemes for the public,” Buggana said.
While speaking on the sand issue, He criticised “TDP propaganda” on sand problem. “I agree that there is a sand scarcity in the State. It is because of the prevalence of rains and floods over the past few days. However, the government is doing its best to supply sand to the customers,” Buggana said. He claimed that the state government is successful in controlling the sand mafia.
Buggana responded to the comments of his predecessor and former finance minister in TDP government Yanamala Ramakrishnudu. Yanamala had alleged that the state government has fallen to the tenth rank in India Innovation Index survey by NITI Aayog, due to the misrule of YSRCP government. Buggana pointed out that the Innovation Index Survey was conducted for the first time, then how the question of falling down arises. He explained that the NITI Aayog Survey focused on innovative advancement in education and industrial sectors, and they are based upon the status of various parameters in the last 5 to 10 years. It is TDP that was in power for the last 5 years and they are blaming the YSRCP government that is in power since only the past four months, he pointed out.
The TDP government’s policies put the power distribution companies (Discoms) in jeopardy. “The Jagan’s government is working to solve the issue at the earliest. We will have to clear huge arrears. The crisis will be overcome in the next two or three days,” the Minister said. The TDP government had kept pending payments such as fee reimbursement, salaries of outsourced employees, mid-day meal bills, and hospital bills, the Minister alleged.