The Lok Satta Party demanded that the Government publish a white paper on the promises it had made and fulfilled in the last five years since the Chief Minister’s claim of having spent Rs.5551 crore on development works in Hyderabad city seemed incredible.
Talking to the media, party spokespersons Katari Srinivasa Rao and Mrs. K. Geetha Murthy recalled that in October 2006 the Chief Minister had promised to totally transform the old city at a cost of Rs.2500 crore but never bothered to fulfill it. His claim of having taken up development works worth Rs.1200 crore was not correct. Against such a backdrop, the people would not be carried away by his offer to develop Greater Hyderabad at a cost of Rs.10,000 crore.
The Lok Satta today exhibited photographs of foundation stones laid by State Government functionaries in the last 10 years to drive home its message that traditional party leaders hoodwinked people by not executing works for which they had laid
The Lok Satta leaders pointed out that Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who virtually functioned as the city Mayor, allowed builders and officials guilty of building rules violations go scot-free but punish poor house owners for no fault of theirs. He winked at grabbing of Government land by political elements and did not bother to improve either drinking water or transport facilities.