Staff Reporter

  • `Statues of Telangana leaders are installed during TDP rule'
  • TDP parliamentarians object to KCR's language

    HYDERABAD: Former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has refuted allegations levelled against him that he made derogatory remarks against former Chief Minister late Tanguturi Anjaiah at the TDP's silver jubilee celebrations held recently.

    In a release here on Tuesday, he recalled that the departed leader had encouraged him by giving a Cabinet birth. He added that statues of former Chief Ministers -- late Jalagam Vengal Rao and Marri Chenna Reddy -- were installed in the city during the TDP rule. "This shows the respect that TDP gave to our senior leaders," he said.

    Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP Ravula Chandrasekhara Reddy and Nagarkurnool MP Manda Jagannadham on Tuesday lashed out at Telangana Rashtra Samithi founder K. Chandrasekhara Rao for heaping criticism on TDP and took specific objection to the language used. At a press meet, Mr. Reddy said that Mr. Rao had done virtually nothing as far as the Babli barrage in Maharashtra was concerned and as to what its impact would be on farmers across an estimated 18 lakh-acres of ayacut. "Ever since work started on Babli about two years ago, it was the TDP that has been trying to focus attention of the powers-that-be on the need for work to be stopped." "Mr. Chandrasekhara Rao can either do whatever he can to contribute to the cause of farmers in five Telangana districts. If he is not interested, he may as well sit at home. Where is the need for him to sling mud on the TDP?", Mr. Reddy asked.