Ridiculing the day-long breakfast to dinner deeksha of Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress has said the fast has cost the ex-chequer Rs eight crores and the event is aimed at eking out political mileage and has nothing to do with Special Category Status (SCS) but it has ended up as an extravagant entertainer.
Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Party MLA RK Roja said, ‘the 4/20 fast is only a farce and a meek attempt to redeem his lost ground in wake of the tremendous response YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has received in Krishna district as Chandrababu Naidu has never bothered about people SCS or any other people’s issue.
Our Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was on indefinite fast demanding SCS for seven days and our five MPs after resigning from Lok Sabha seat on an indefinite fast and there were numerous other protests demanding SCS which were genuine and this fast of Chandrababu Naidu is nothing but a sham and has taken the shape of an entertainment programme aimed at accumulating political mileage,.
Had the Chief Minister done this fete at Delhi that would have been more effective but it only publicity that he wants and his supportive media has been blaring all the noise to drum up his support, she said.
Had his MPs resigned from Lok Sabha with all 25 MPs quitting en masse, it would have given a very impressive impact and the SCS would have caught the attention of the nation.
The fast has cost the ex-chequer Rs 8 crores which is absolutely not necessary and is only to cover up his failures and deeksha carried out between breakfast and dinner has no value.
Film star Balakrishna in his address from the deeksha stage has been very incoherent and lacked any reason or justification, she said.