TDP MLA Vamsi’s resignation move creates flutter

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gannavaram TDP MLA Vallabhaneni Vamsi today created a flutter in the lobbies of the Assembly with his ‘decision to tender resignation’ over the alleged indifferent approach of the officials of the CMO.

According to sources, the officials told Vamsi that it was not appropriate for an MLA to be a part of a dialogue going on between two sugar companies and disturbed over this, he decided to resign to his post.

Immediately after the news broke out, TDP national general secretary Nara Lokesh asked Minister for Energy Kimidi Kala Venkata Rao to look into the issue. The Minister along with Penamaluru MLA Bode Prasad and others persuaded the MLA to desist from such plans.

‘I felt humiliated and insulted when the CMO officials asked me to keep away from the meeting. I wanted to highlight the problems of the farmers and workers in my constituency. But the officials were determined that I should go out of the meeting hall’, said Vamsi.

The CMO officials asked the managements of the Delta Sugars, the KCP Sugars and the Andhra Sugars to attend the meeting to resolve the cane area issue. The companies wanted the government to distribute the cane area instead of declaring it as free zone. In fact, the CMO convened the meeting with the companies following a request from Vamsi.

AP Planning Board Vice Chairman C.Kutumba Rao said the government would make the cane area allotted to the Delta Sugars as free zone if the KCP and the Andhra Sugars did not come to an understanding.

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