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Cycle will come in handy with recent fare hikes, assures Chandrababu Naidu

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Joyful:TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu playing ‘kolatam’ with girls in Nalgonda district on Saturday.- Photo: Singam Venkataramana
Joyful:TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu playing ‘kolatam’ with girls in Nalgonda district on Saturday.- Photo: Singam Venkataramana

Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday deplored that the lives of people during the nine-year Congress rule had become burdensome, with shortage of water and power, and with people finding it difficult to even stay in their houses.

110th day

With RTC fares likely to be raised again, people would find it difficult to travel. Cycle (both for travelling and as the TDP election symbol) may come in handy for them, he observed, while interacting with farmers at Seetla and Doodi Thands in Chilkur mandal during the 110th day of ‘Vastunna Mee Kosam padayatra’, which entered the third day in this constituency area.

Mr. Naidu hit out at the Congress regime for its corruption and misrule and the YSR Congress Party for alleged irregularities committed by their leader. “With the car (TRS symbol) getting punctured, cycle is the choice for the masses,” he pointed out.

Elaborating on the government’s ‘misdeeds’, the TDP leader charged that a company owned by a former Minister from the district and his brother who is an MP had been favoured by former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy for considerations with contracts worth Rs.2,600 crore for projects, although it was not qualified.

He promised waiver of all loans of farmers and closure of belt shops if the party was voted to power.

He assured the predominantly tribal gathering of implementing ST declaration, Lok Sabha seats in accordance with their population, Rs.1,000 pension for aged, Arogyasri cover, free education from KG to PG, Rs.1.5 lakh house for each family, jobs for all, if not payment of dole and interest-free loan of Rs.5 lakh to each family.

Unveiling a statue

The former Chief Minister also played ‘kolatam’ with girls, talked to students and basket makers during the yatra. He unveiled a statue of NTR at Narayanpuram.

His wife, Bhuvaneswari, who joined him in the yatra bus on Friday night left for Hyderabad in the noon.

K. Pattabhi Ramaiah, State secretary-general of AP Janata Dal (U), expressed solidarity with the yatra.


  • Naidu promises waiver of all loans of farmers and closure of belt shops if party is voted to power

  • Assurances to tribal people: Arogyasri cover, Rs.1.5-lakh house for each family, etc.



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