Talking to the media after visiting the families of those who had committed suicides in Siricilla, Vijayamma has said she came only to instill confidence in the handloom weavers. Stating that everyone was benefited during the rule of her late husband Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, she said people used to get food, employment, pension and shelter in those days, and lamented that all these were now being denied.
She said while the government of Chandrababu Naidu raised electricity charges eight times, the present government hiked it four times. She reminded that YSR had not hiked the power tariff, RTC charges and taxes. She said YSR had come to the aid of the handloom weavers with special schemes. She has lamented that the textile parks her late husband had set up were now rendered redundant. She said YSR was a leader who understood the heartthrob of every one. She recalled how he gave whatever people wanted, even before they asked for it. She urged the handloom weavers not to end their lives and assured that they would have a better deal. She promised that Jagan would bring back the golden days of YSR.
She expressed anguish that though YSR had included waiving of Rs. 312 crore debts of handloom weavers in the budget, Kiran government had not implemented it. She said she would speak about handloom weavers’ problems in the Assembly.