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TDP MPs to Centre: Please save AP & Democratic institutions

As a state that had hope of growing and transforming into a progressive one in India, Andhra Pradesh was doing well in terms of vision, development and investments until early 2019. With bifurcation of the state already badgering its finances, the state began recuperating gradually even as financial burden mounted. 
 
Following the 2019 Assembly elections and YSR Congress party coming to power with a thumping majority, many hope that change would be underway and the state would grow further. But, that wasn’t true. 
 
From taking undemocratic decisions to trifurcating the capital to not seeking funds from Centre, the YSRCP’s current rule in AP is a reflection of all things gone wrong. With law and order taking a beating, police brutality continuing and haphazard decisions, the state’s investments and big companies shut shop. Neither is it in a position to create wealth or create employment opportunities for the youth. 
 
It is in doldrums. And, highlighting the state of affairs in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs today alleged that democratic institutions are being attacked under the YSRC regime.  In a complaint with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, they sought the Centre’s intervention to restore law and order in Andhra Pradesh.
 
TDP MPs Galla Jayadev, Kesineni Nani and Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar called on Shah in Delhi and submitted a memorandum on the alleged atrocities and attacks taking place in the state. The MPs said they submitted evidence in support of the issues.
 
“We have explained to the Union Home Minister how the attacks on judges and the state election commissioner, and filing of false cases against Opposition leaders is being used to create a fear psychosis ahead of the panchayat elections in the state. This apart, we have also highlighted religious conversions, attacks on temples and lack of action on part of the state government,’’ Galla Jayadev said.
 
Galla added that state-sponsored conversions are taking place in AP as churches are being built in villages even when there is no person of the faith living there. 
 
Stating that Shah responded positively and assured to go through all the documents to initiate appropriate measures, another MP, K. Ravindra Kumar, said the chief minister had misrepresented the issues concerning AP during his meetings with Shah.
 
The MPs added details of how the YSRCP regime had brought the general life to a standstill in AP were submitted with proof and photographic evidence. “The attempt to murder case against TDP AP President K. Atchannaidu was wrongfully filed. This is nothing but the ruling party’s modus operandi to de-motivate their rival candidates,” they alleged.

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