Years of negligence towards public grievances, particularly in Rajendra Nagar constituency, have resulted in the anger of the people towards the ruling party leaders. This was evident in Vattinagulapally village, Gandipet mandal, under Rajendra Nagar, where angry villagers prevented BRS leaders from campaigning for three-time MLA T Prakash Goud. They wanted an explanation for the neglect they had faced for years.
A heated argument ensued between the villagers and the visiting BRS leaders when they arrived in Vattinagulapally to campaign for Prakash Goud, who is seeking re-election for the fourth time. The villagers asked the MLA to leave as they no longer saw him as their representative. They questioned why he would now seek their votes after telling them that he no longer needed them.
The protesters expressed their frustration at not receiving justice despite losing their lands to a private company. They were also angry about not benefiting from schemes like Dalit Bandhu and double bed room houses. They accused the MLA of only benefiting those close to him while neglecting others.
This is not the first time Prakash Goud has faced backlash from voters in his constituency. Two years ago, villagers from Bahadurguda Gram Panchayat protested in his presence, demanding the distribution of promised patta pass books.
During a visit to participate in the asaree distribution programme for the Bathukamma festival, Prakash Goud faced another outburst from the villagers. They were furious about the delay in issuing patta pass books and forced him to cut off his speech and seek police protection.
The villagers’ frustration and anger are clear indicators of their dissatisfaction with the MLA and his party’s negligence towards their grievances.