Dowleswaram tragedy: YS Jagan demands compensation to victims within 4 days

Setting a deadline of four days to pay the announced ex-gratia amount to the kin of those who died in the recent ghastly mishap at Dowleswaram barrage, Leader of Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has warned that he would undertake dharna if the amount is not paid to the affected families.
“It is 18 days the accident took place at Dowleswaram in East Godavari in which 22 members of a family died due to bumpy road. The Government, which has announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia, did not keep up its word,” he said after consoling the family members of the deceased here on Thursday,” YS Jagan said at Atchyuthapuram in Visakhapatnam district on Thursday.
The State has announced the amount and forgot about it and no money was given till now as the announcement was reduced to a mere farce and formality. “TDP leaders are mere publicity mongers and Chandrababu Naidu would have come if he would be getting more publicity and announce Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia,” he said.
“This discrimination defies logic and though the ministers have come here and announced ex-gratia the amount did not reach the intended people,” he said.