Friday, June 30, 2017
YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today vsited Gragaparru village of Palakoderu mandal in West Godavari where the issue of social boycott of Dalits by other castes came to light recently.
He interacted with the Dalits and the other group separately and took the initiative to restore normalcy in the village. He said that the party would form a special committee to bring back the situation.
During interaction, Dalit women brought to his notice that the installation of the statue of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar in the village was epicenter of the trouble. They were ready to remove the statue if the statues of other leaders too were removed from the village. Jagan highlighted the need for preventing such incidents. ‘I have come all the way to the village to get first hand information about the incident. I am happy that both the parties are willing to live together’, he said.
Jagan wondered why the Chief Minister had not turned up so far to the village even after the issue came to light. The Dalits complained him that neither the local elected representatives nor the officials were listening to their woes
He interacted with the tribal people from Chaparai hamlet, who were undergoing treatment in the Government General Hospital in Kakinada and found that the absence of nutritious food and medical facilities were resulting in the death of tribal people. He alleged that the government failed to provide basic amenities in the Agency areas following which tribal people were subjected to ill-health and deaths in large numbers every year.
During interaction with the doctors, he questioned why some tribal people were discharged from the hospital hurriedly. Even s the doctors tried to explain to him that the condition of those who were discharged was improving, he stressed the need for providing complete medication to all those who were being brought to the hospital. The tribal people brought to the notice of Jagan that there was no road connectivity to their hamlet and facilities such as electricity, education and medical care were in a poor condition.