TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu called upon a massive gathering of people, who were mobilized from all the nine Assembly constituencies of the district, to boycott Congress and return his party to power so as to enable him to develop the residuary A.P. from scratch and restructure Telangana.

During his hour-long speech at the Praja Garjana that began at 7 p.m. on the sprawling Ayodhya Maidan grounds here on Wednesday, Mr. Naidu compared AICC president Sonia Gandhi with Nathuram Godse and said that his appeal for equal justice for both the regions was ignored and the State bifurcated. Now Union Minister Jairam Ramesh talks about sanctioning “alms” (package).

“We don’t want “alms”. Now they are trying to divide us again in the name of new capital. We are ready to choose one after appointing a committee within six months after the elections.”

Criticising the Congress and YSR Congress in equal terms for their corrupt practices during the last 10 years, he said that he would rebuild Seemandhra on a par with Singapore, S. Korea, and China. He said that he had come to boost their morale after bifurcation. He appealed to the gathering not to pin hopes on YSRC as it would not be able to develop the residuary State. “A vote for YSRC is a vote for Congress as it will merge with Congress,” he maintained.