Really, I am not kidding and I am still in my senses. You don’t believe me, do you? Read this below link.
Now don’t get me wrong but why does YSR need such an expensive memorial? What magic’s has he performed that a memorial of that magnitude is being proposed?
Also, who is going to pay for it? Of course not his blue eyed baby Jaganmohan Reddy. It’s the stupid tax payer’s money going to drain! And I stress ‘DRAIN’.
According to 2001 census Andhra Pradesh has literacy rate of only 60.5% (male: 70.3% and female ONLY 50.4%). How about opening new government schools for kids in villages with that Rs. 315 crores?
How about creating more employment opportunities and fulfil few of the promises made?
Pay close attention to Fiscal performance. It has been deteriorating since 1991. Not to forget the poverty line: 20.9% (Rural) and 8.5% (Urban).
Total Population: 76 Million approximately
Rural Poverty: 21%
Urban Poverty: 8.5%
People below poverty line: 15, 960,000+ 6,460,000= 22,420,000.
A WHOPPING 22.5 Million people are under the poverty line, official figures alone!!!! Is there anything at all this Rs. 315 crore’s can do to help them? The answer is simple right?
How about doing something good for women, children and their health care?
On top of everything I quoted above, what kind of an environmental damage are we looking at? Interested? See below.
This will give you a fair idea of the destruction which would be caused to the ‘protected’ forests.
Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy, please! Consider this. Enough of being selfish. Daddy got you whatever you wanted now, isn’t it? Else, why would you even be dreaming about such kind of a memorial? Have pity on your homeland. Give-up these selfish endeavours. If you really are interested in keeping your Dad’s ‘image’ amidst Andhra people, then do something useful.
When will we learn our priorities, especially when a mass of population is concerned?
Note: All sources are accurate, at least that's what the government website claims. Open the links I attached for more information.