Congress has no moral right to ask for votes in Munugode
Congress held the seat for close to 30 years and yet they did nothing to solve the crisis at hand
MUNUGODE: Erstwhile Nalgonda district was considered a bastion for the Congress party. The influence of the Telangana Sayudha Poratam or the Boodhan Pochampally movement also meant many land-holding rich populace from the Congress party were all leaders in their own right.
Let us take a look at Munugode, the epicentre of the fluoride crisis of the then Nalgonda constituency. The Congress held the seat for close to 30 years and yet they did nothing to solve the crisis at hand.
In 2010, the then speaker of the state Assembly Nadendla Manohar took a team of 30 MLAs to the constituency and they all saw first hand how fluoride was being the invisible demon in their lives. Almost every MLA had tears in their eyes seeing their plight.
This was not the first, though. Amsala Swamy, another fluoride victim, was once laid down on the table of Atal Bihari Vajpayee when he was the Prime Minister. The country saw the plight but no political party worked to alleviate it.