Buggana slams Chandrababu
Minister for Finance Buggana Rajendranath criticized Chandrababu Naidu for spreading malicious propaganda against the stand taken by the State government on Covid-19, which was being echoed by many experts across the country.
Speaking to the media on Friday, he said “Many of the experts across the globe have clearly stated that one must learn to live with Covid-19.
Even Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also said it in the same context and was supported by Infosys Chief Narayana Murthy and many others. While TDP and its media tried to find fault with the Chief Minister but his line of contention is finding wider acceptance.”
He asserted that the State is witnessing more number of discharges than the number of new cases, which is a clear sign of improvement.
The minister stated that Andhra Pradesh has been conducting more number of Covid-19 tests compared to other states and stood first in the country by testing 1.2 lakh persons across the State.
The death rate and positive rate in the State is also less when compared with the national average, he explained and slammed the opposition leaders for not coming to the rescue of the needy and spreading mala fide propaganda.
Hitting back over the allegations made by BJP leader Kanna Lakshminarayana regarding the purchase of medical kits from a company he challenged Kanna to prove his allegations and said that he will resign if proven guilty that he holds any post in that company.
The State government has taken up a constructive plan in controlling the virus much better than any other State in the country. In the last few months, the government established a large chain of laboratories to conduct tests and recruited medical staff for treating Covid cases.
One must appreciate the efforts put by the officials in identifying the contacts of the cases and conducting tests and treatment. As on date, the State government spent Rs 6411 Crores for various development and service-oriented works. Rs 1505 Crores were spent on land acquisition for housing to the poor, RS 1380 Crores towards pensions, Rs 784 Crores for clearing work bills of projects, Rs 591 Crores for grant-in-aid for educational institutions, Rs 578 Crore for GENCO, Rs 510 Crore for Vidyadeevena, Rs 324 Crore for Aarogyasri and many more.