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Chiranjeevi accuses govt of failing to provide basic amenities

Praja Rajyam Party chief K Chiranjeevi said on June 10 that the Andhra Pradesh Government's claim of achieving a nine per cent growth rate is useless as lakhs of people in the state are still deprived of the basic amenities including availability of safe drinking water.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2009 16:08 IST

Praja Rajyam Party chief K Chiranjeevi said on June 10 that the Andhra Pradesh Government's claim of achieving a nine per cent growth rate is useless as lakhs of people in the state are still deprived of the basic amenities including availability of safe drinking water.

"What is the use of achieving a nine per cent growth rate when people are left with parched throats?

Be it the tribal areas in Adilabad district or the fertile Godavari districts, or fluoride-affected Nalgonda, lakhs of people still do not have access to safe drinking water," Chiranjeevi said in his maiden address in the state Assembly.

The Telugu megastar, a first-time MLA, vented his anguish rather than anger over what he said sorry state of affairs and pathetic living conditions, during discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor's address.

In his 45-minute speech, Chiranjeevi mocked at the government's claim of registering an annual six per cent growth in the agriculture sector.

"If that is true, why have 7,500 farmers committed suicide in the last five years.

Even on June 10, farmers are suffering as they are unable to get even the minimum support price on their produce," the PRP leader said.

Government schools were being shut down on the pretext of low enrollment, Chiranjeevi said. "We have to explore the reasons for poor enrollment. Children are unable to get access to good education and are ending up as child labour."