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TDP Govt. failed in tackling drought, says Jagan Mohan Reddy
Calling the bluff of TDP government in mitigating drought, YSR Congress Party chief and Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that nearly 90% of the crop has dried up in the region while Chandrababu Naidu has been claiming that he has driven away drought from the district in just four days and has also undertook an aerial survey to study the intensity of drought.

Speaking at the Rythu Maha dharna in front of Anantapur Collector's Office today, he ridiculed Chandrababu Naidu.

"During his earlier visit to the district, he had brandished the rain-guns, as if they were invented by him and said that he has driven away drought by providing water to over 4 lakh acres in just four days. The very same field where he used the rain gun has dried up now and he has feigned ignorance and tried to shift the blame on officials and others that no one had brought to his notice about the drought situation," said Jagan Mohan.

While the drought situation in the district was so severe and agriculture labour were migrating in search of livelihood, the Chief Minister who boasts of having computer technology which has a huge database was found wanting when it mattered most, he added.

Reddy deplored that nearly 90% of the crop has dried up in the region as farmers have taken up groundnut cultivation this time but the deficit rainfall had a severe impact. The deficit rainfall in July and August had led to drying up of crop. 

"The Chief Minister made numerous visits to the district but has never opened up on the issue as it is not a priority for him," said Jagan Mohan.

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