Sunday, April 24, 2016

735 At last two persons have mustered courage to express dissent.

At last, for reasons known only to them, the two i.e. Mr. Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Finance Minister of Residual Andhra Pradesh State, and Mr. Satya Prakash Tucker, Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, have shown some courage. Deccan Chronicle Print edition dated 23rd April 2016, published a news item on first page (not appearing in web edition), titled "Land Sale to GMR blocked". Our Readers should greatly appreciate the courage of both the Finance Minister, and the Chief Secretary, in doing something which is a rare incident. We should also thank the DeccanChronicle.Com for their courage in doing their duty.

"... Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and Chief Secretary S.P. Tucker, have vehemently opposed a proposal to sell outright 1500 acres of land in the Kakinada Special Economic Zone to the GMR Group. ..."

"...The proposal came for discussion twice, during the A.P. Cabinet Meetings on April 2 and April 18, highly placed sources told this newspaper....".

"...On April 2 when the proposal first came up for discussion, Mr. Ramakrishnudu and Mr. Tucker opposed it, sources said. The proposal was then referred. ..."

"...It was again listed on the agenda on April 18 for the Cabinet Meeting held on April 18. ..."

"... The Cabinet took up the proposal for discussion, and Mr. Ramakrishnudu stood firmly by his opposition to outright sale of the land. His view was backed by Mr. Tucker, the sources said. ..."

"... Mr. Tucker, while opposing the proposal said: 'Due to similar decisions taken by the previous Congress Government some I.A.S. Officers went to Jail.' He said that if the Government agreed to the proposal, then everyone would make similar demands. This was confirmed by a Minister. ..."

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.

Chief Secretaries, usually will be in the last leg of their service. If they do not have courage to call a spade, a spade, how can Junior Officials show such courage? Can we now expect that the CEO of A.P. Capital Region, Guntur District Collector, Krishna District Collector, the Municipal Commissioners of both Vijayavada and Guntur, will show similar courage in the days to come?

Why the top two Telugu Dailies could not publish this news? Didn't their Reporters show the required courage to collect the news? Sakshi paper, owned by Mr. Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, seems to have published this News.

There is also another news report that Mr. Yanamala Ramakrishnudu felt disturbed when newspersons inquired about the Role of Mr. Lokesh. There is a danger of the Prince of the Residual Andhra Pradesh getting annoyed. Mr. Yanamala Ramakrishnadu is a Senior, seasoned, veteran politician. He may be knowing that in India, both State and Central Governments have become sole trading firms, where the mantle is passed on across the dynasties.

Subject to corrections and deletions. To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

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