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“State neglected farmers’ interests”

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Government failed to restrict illegal structures upstream in Karnataka: Naidu

Patient hearing:TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu interacting with an elderly woman during his padayatra at Edugurallapalli in Anantapur district on Sunday.— PHOTO: R.V.S. PRASAD
Patient hearing:TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu interacting with an elderly woman during his padayatra at Edugurallapalli in Anantapur district on Sunday.— PHOTO: R.V.S. PRASAD

On the sixth day of N. Chandrababu Naidu’s padayatra, as it completed the 100-km barrier, the TDP president accused the Congress government of having failed to restrict Karnataka from harming the interests of the farmers of the State.

Speaking at Perur dam in Rapthadu Assembly constituency at around noon , when he started the padayatra on Sunday , he accused the Congress government of reneging on its promises on the Jalayagnam front and severely harming the interests of the farmers in the State.

“Right through the Congress rule, the Perur dam has not had any inflows whatsoever because of illegal structures upstream in Karnataka,” Mr. Naidu pointed out and said that if ever the State was best in ensuring its lower riparian rights, it was during the nine-year TDP rule.

He also promised farmers that the TDP would bring in comprehensive policy changes and fight for its riparian rights and ensure that water is provided to the drought-hit Anantapur district when it comes back to power and urged the people to support the party.

Meanwhile, the padayatra which entered its sixth day moved through the Kalyandurg constituency where senior party leader Hanumantaraya Chowdhary took charge of the arrangements.

Good crowds could be seen in the Kalyandurg Assembly constituency, where Mr. Naidu addressed the public, saying that the only alternative in the current politics which were marred with corruption and anti-people policies was to vote back to power the TDP.

The padayatra passed through the Perur dam and Edugurallapalli villages of the Rapthadu constituency before it entered the Kalyandurg constituency and then moved through the Channampalli village and Ralla Anantapur cross.

Mr. Naidu and his entourage of followers stopped for meals at around 6 p.m. at Kotaguddam village.


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