The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has demanded that political reservation be provided to women, minorities and other backward communities in Parliament as well as State legislatures.

“We shall fight for political reservation to these sections in the legislatures. The Centre should immediately table the Women’s Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha as well,” TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu said.

Delivering the presidential address after inaugurating the three-day annual conference of TDP - Mahanadu - at Gandipet near here on Thursday, Mr. Naidu lashed out both at the UPA government as well as the State government saying the Congress party has become synonymous with corruption.

“The UPA government has failed to perform on all fronts, particularly in the last one year. Major scandals are breaking out regularly but the Government of India has failed to take any action even in one case, be it the IPL scandal or the 2G spectrum scam,” Mr. Naidu pointed out.

It has also failed to crackdown on the mining mafia that was plundering national mineral wealth.

“We have submitted all evidences against the mining mafia as well as former Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy but the Manmohan Singh government remained indifferent,” he alleged.

On the other hand, the Centre was misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation to blackmail political opponents like Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav, J. Jayalalithaa and Sibu Soren only to serve its political interests.