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Naidu promises to set up Rs. 500-cr corpus fund for Brahmins

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Reaching out: TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu giving autograph to a child during his padayatra in Rajahmundry on Thursday. Photo: S. Rambabu
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Reaching out: TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu giving autograph to a child during his padayatra in Rajahmundry on Thursday. Photo: S. Rambabu

Cautions youths against taking Jagan as their role model

Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday promised that he will give priority to the Brahmin community if he returned to power in the next elections and set up corpus fund with Rs.500- crores for their development.

In an interaction with the community leaders just before the second day of his ‘Vastunna Meekosam’ Padayatra, he said that he would establish Veda Vignan Bhavans in each district headquarters for protection of Vedas and implement minimum salary to archakas (priests) as well as increasing their present salaries in all temples.

He said that the party would include in its action plan giving pensions and voluntary retirement for archakas without any age limit. Mr. Naidu said that they were planning to give free house sites, free education and health insurance to all Brahmins in society.

The TDP chief asked the Brahmin community to establish industries to provide jobs to Brahmin youth. He said that his party would give priority to Brahmins in filling nominated posts when it comes to power in the State and appealed to the Brahmin youth to take active part in politics. Mr. Challa Venkatramaiah and others gave representation to Mr. Naidu on issues pertaining to the community.

Information Technology

During padayatra, Mr. Naidu asked the youth, never to take Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy as their icon in any manner. “If you follow Jagan, you will also go to jail,” he commented while addressing Telugu Nadu Students Federation meeting.

He said that his party has already announced 33 per cent posts to youth and women and it will give new direction to the young generation.

“The TDP is only the party which lived up to the expectations of the youth. We have shown the youth how Information Technology is progressing and how they can get jobs easily in IT sector. Every software engineer in the country and in the world from the State will never forget the TDP,” he added.

Crisis time

During the review meeting with Razole and P. Gannavaram constituencies on Thursday at CGTM College Grounds, the TDP chief said that the party has never faced crisis like now and it is the time for every one to fight it back to come to power.

“We should never forget that we have 30 years of history. Differences are common and adjusting with others is the need of the hour. I will not tolerate any disobedience or infighting in the party,” he warned the cadre of the two constituencies. Razole in-charge Battula Ramu, P. Gannavaram in-charge Pulaparthi Narayana Murhty spoke on this occasion.

Senior party leaders Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Gorantla Butchiah Chowdary, Maganti Muralimohan, Metla Satyanarayana, Gollapalli Suryarao, Ganni Krishna and MLAs Pendurthi Venkatesh, Chandana Ramesh and Vegulla Jogeswara Rao participated in the review.

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