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How vendetta politics is ruining Andhra Pradesh’s future

After the Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha elections. A lot has changed in terms of investments, ongoing works, project clearances and the seat of power. With Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s party, YSR Congress, winning the election in the state, many government projects and works have been brought to a grinding halt, alleging corruption and irregularities. 
 
The Polavaram construction, Capital Development works and other crucial projects along with investment climate have been hit in the state. Now, with YSR Congress party and its ministers practising vendetta politics against the Telugu Desam Party’s cadre, its president and Leader of Opposition, N. Chandrababu Naidu, it looks like the people of the state are staring at a bleak future. 
 
Several incidents of YSRCP cadre resorting to burning of NTR’s statue and attacking TDP cadre in multiple villages have made it to the news. What’s bizarre and uncalled for is that now YSRCP is also constructing temporary cement walls in villages where voters did not vote for their party, blocking the entry into these villages. The matters of vendetta politics are set to get worse as the YSRCP is now planning to evict Chandrababu Naidu from his house in Mangalagiri. 
 
Earlier Naidu had written to the newly-formed state government seeking permission to use ‘Praja Vedika’, an extension of his residential building, for official purposes and to meet party workers. However, there has been no response from the current government. But, in a fresh statement to the media, Mangalagiri legislator, Alla Ramakrishna Reddy has said that several constructions, including Naidu’s residence, are made in violation of the River Conservation Act on the banks of River Krishna. 
 
Naidu has been staying in the riverside bungalow for the last four years. While the house actually belongs to a Vijayawada-based industrialist, it was taken on lease by the TDP government to serve as the official residence of their chief minister. After the state administration moved from Hyderabad to Vijayawada, ‘Praja Vedika’ or meeting hall was constructed in order to hold meetings with party workers. 
 
Given that the matter is still in court, the YSRCP government cannot take any action on the issue. Unfortunately, the ruling party’s leaders do not seem to understand this procedure and are indulging in unwanted vendetta politics. Not only is this going to make matters worse in Andhra Pradesh, but also may completely bring the state’s progress to a standstill if such thinking and mindset is encouraged while the state could lose its glory of being one of the most progressive states in India.   

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