YSR Congress is already struggling with enough anti-incumbency. Elections are just two years and instead of trying to appease the public, Jagan Government is going in the reverse direction.
There are several instances of officials trying to squeeze people into paying pending taxes. That is usually not anything new but taking it to the next level, the officials are blackmailing people.
There are designated vehicles that say the properties will be sealed if the pending dues are not cleared. In Pitapuram, the officials have sealed the door of a house belonging to Gorrela Ramani due to pending property tax.
In Guduru Panchayat, Kurnool district, the officials have blocked water supply to a house saying that they did not pay up water connection deposit. The water supply will not be resumed until they pay 6,500 Rupees.
Pictures of this high-headedness appeared in Newspapers today. Usually, these kinds of defaulters are quite common but officials never go to this extent. YSR Congress leaders and cadres are worried that this may backfire on the government.
“Did Jagan leave all hopes of coming back to power?” fans are doubting now.
Officials say that the local bodies are completely starved of funds and have no other way but to squeeze the money from the defaulters.