Newly-elected YSR Congress Party Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy started indefinite hunger strike, demanding the state government to clamp total prohibition in Tirupati with immediate effect. This came as a big suprise in political circles , The man who played vital role in garabbing liquor contracts in YSR regime is now talking total prohibition.
Speaking on the occasion, he has demanded that sale and consumption of liquor in the town at the feet of Tirumala hills of Lord Venkateswara be banned as was done in Shirdi. He said he would continue his fast until the government came down and assured that prohibition would be imposed in Tirupati.
Fact is that, After late YS.Rajashekar reddy who kept total prohibition in Congress manifesto came into power in 2004 has encouraged liquor by granting wine and belt shops across all villages of Andhra Pradesh to become Madhayandhra Pradesh as every mandal has atleast one wine shop .Thus squeezed public’s money and blood and used them as major source of revenue for AP.