Even as the state braces up to face the super cyclone Jal, which is expected to hit the coast by Sunday evening, the 2 main political parties have not shifted their focus from mudslinging.
The main opposition party on one side and the ruling party on the other hand did not let up on the accusations and counter accusations, despite the fact that an estimated 3 lakh hectare of standing crop has been damaged due to the affects of the super cyclone.
The super cyclone has not only damaged the standing crops but also shattered the hopes of the state government as well as the farmers who were expecting a record crop production in this kharif season.
Addressing media persons at the CLP office, Agriculture Minister N Raghuveera Reddy on Sunday said the government is making all efforts to minimize the loss of life and property due to the cyclone. He revealed that, following the directions of chief minister, all ministers were staying in the districts and actively coordinating with the district collectors and other officials over the situation, on an hourly basis.
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Raghuveera Reddy also urged the TDP chief to send a delegation from his party to give suggestions on relief and rescue measures, instead of indulging in baseless criticism.
Raghuveera Reddy pointed out that the TDP regime had paid Rs. 598 crore as insurance compensation during its 9-year tenure whereas the Congress has paid Rs. 2,696 crore during its 6-year stint.