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Congress raps Naidu over TDP fete

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N. Tulasi Reddy
N. Tulasi Reddy

Special Correspondent

Recall 1995, when TDP founder-Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao was "unceremoniously removed from his post"

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee and the Congress Legislature Party ridiculed the Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu's decision to celebrate the silver jubilee of the TDP.

The PCC and the CLP recalled the 1995 incidents in which TDP founder and former Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao was "unceremoniously removed from his post" by Mr. Naidu.

They recalled that Mr. Naidu had at one time offered to contest against his father-in-law and said the present TDP was being run by those who "betrayed" their former leader.

Anti-farmer policy

In a statement, APCC spokesman N. Tulasi Reddy criticised Mr. Naidu for following "anti-farmer" policies that plunged the farm sector into crisis after "backstabbing" NTR who championed the cause of farmers.

The TDP leaders should pass a resolution scrapping the party.

In a separate statement, CLP members V. Vasant Kumar and others wanted Mr. Naidu to do introspection and tender apologies to the people for "betraying" them as well as members of NTR's family.

They wanted the TDP to review its stand on "creating obstacles to developmental programmes and projects" in the interests of farmers and other sections of society.


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