Andhra Sand Crisis: Chandrababu Naidu Undertakes 12-hour Fast To Protest State Govt Policy

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Before undertaking the 12-hour-long fast the TDP chief took to Twitter to make the announcement of the fast and to press his demands against Andhra Pradesh govt

Written By Pritesh Kamath | Mumbai | Updated On:

Amid the on-going sand crisis in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday hit out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy and demanded a sum of Rs 25 lakh each to be paid to the kin of suicide victims and Rs 10,000 per month as compensation to the construction workers who lost their jobs in the last five months amid the sand scarcity. Before undertaking the 12-hour-long fast the TDP chief took to Twitter to make the announcement of the protesting fast and to press his demands in the wake of the sand crisis.

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In another tweet, the TDP chief targetted the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister over the stumbling construction sector and said that he must wake up before its too late.

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'Sand scarcity has encouraged black marketing'

Ahead of the fast, TDP MP Kesineni Srinivas, while speaking to the media had said that CM Jagan Mohan Reddy had promised before elections that he would provide sand to every citizen for free but this was already provided by former CM Chandrababu Naidu and people just had to pay for the transportation charges. "Since the time, Jagan Mohan Reddy has come to power, he has abandoned the whole policy," said Srinivas. He added that Reddy has promised to bring a new sand policy for which he had stopped the supply of sand for three months which has led to its scarcity in the state. He also accused the Andhra Pradesh CM of creating scarcity and encouraging the black market in the state.

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(With ANI inputs)

By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water