Telugu Desam (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday, by getting into the election mode ahead of time, announced that he would announce a debt-waiver for all farmers in the State whenever TDP returns to power.

Speaking at a public meeting at Gadehothur village in the Uravakonda Assembly constituency where he had stopped for Friday, he promised no less than a debt waiver to woo the farmers and ensure that he regained the trust of the farming community in the TDP that seemed to have lost in the last two elections.

When Mr. Naidu announced this, the audience present there, especially those from the farming community raised slogans in support of him.

As Mr. Naidu said that he had arrived at the debt waiver decision after seeing the poor conditions that the farmers in the State were being forced to live in.

“For them to make a start anew, they need to be cleared of their debts,” Mr. Naidu announced at the meeting

No confidence motion

Mr. Naidu, also responded to the alleged words of a few YSRC leaders demanding him to move a no confidence motion in the Assembly against the Congress government in the State.

He said that the YSRC would negotiate for money and release of its party leader Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy if the TDP did so and added that he did not want the TDP to fall prey to such strategy.


“In fact, the YSRC opted to vote in support of Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential election after negotiating a deal with the Congress for the release of Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy,” he alleged, and added that Congress and YSRC were involved in a sort of match-fixing and fooling the people.

Last day in Anantapur

Meanwhile, Mr. Naidu held public meetings at Gadehothur and Chinnahothur villages Mr. Naidu’s tour on Sunday would be the last day of his padayatra in the Anantapur district.

His padayatra will concentrate on the Guntakal town tomorrow where he will try to strengthen the seemingly long lost chances of the party in the Guntakal Assembly constituency.

Later in the evening, Mr. Naidu is scheduled to move to Kurnool district.

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