The party is not against the Muslim community, says senior BJP leader

Senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu has asserted that the party is not against the Muslim community and appealed to the people to vote for it cutting across religion, caste, and regional considerations as development tops its agenda.

Bramhani steel plant

Promising completion of the Bramhani steel plant to generate employment at a public meeting at the Kadapa municipal stadium on Tuesday night, Mr. Naidu urged the people to elect Telugu Desam Party candidate for Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency Reddappagari Srinivasulu Reddy and BJP candidate for Kadapa Assembly Allapureddy Harinath Reddy, who was contesting with the support of the TDP.

“Voting for a TDP candidate who was suspended by TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu will not serve any purpose,” he said.

Mr. Venkaiah Naidu urged the people to support the BJP and make Narendra Modi Prime Minister as he was a capable leader who can develop the nation.

He advised political parties not to make religious places fora for taking political decisions.

Film actor and BJP leader Sivaji asked people to vote considering who would give them a bright future.

Promises International airports in Seemandhra

The BJP would strive to set up international airports in Seemandhra, augment education and health care facilities and develop Kadapa into a smart city, Mr. Harinath Reddy said.

The BJP would show more progress in 60 months than in the 60-year-old Congress rule, he added.

Taking a dig at the TDP, he accused the party of dishonouring the TDP-BJP pact in Kadapa Assembly constituency by fielding a TDP candidate S. Durga Prasad Rao. Brushing aside the propaganda of TDP leaders that he was a weak candidate, he asked if it was a wresting bout.

One does not need physical strength to seek votes with a development agenda, he added.

Rythu Seva Samithi president and Jai Samaikyandhra Party candidate for Kadapa Assembly segment Singareddy Sriramachandra Reddy, who withdrew his nomination on the last day, joined the BJP, along with BC leader K. Munaiah and others. BJP district president V. Sasibhushana Reddy presided.

VHP State vice-president B. Ramakrishna Reddy, Kadapa Arya Vysya Sangham president B. Krishnamurthy and BJP leaders Chevuri Sarada, Ramasubbaiah, V.V. Chalapathi, and V. Dhananjaya Reddy were present on the occasion.