Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu reiterated that the ensuing elections would be fought on the plank of ‘development versus corruption’ and appealed to the people to cast their vote wisely.

During his impressive road show in Srikalahasti and Satyavedu segments, forming part of the Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday, he castigated Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy saying: “If he is elected, he will have to spend time and energy in wriggling out of scores of corruption cases.” Taunting his rival further amid cheerful response from the public, he said “Mr. Jagan can only build jails, not a capital.”

He spoke on the need to keep the corrupt Congress and its ‘offspring’ YSR Congress at bay.

Mr. Naidu recalled the various schemes launched during his tenure and the way they had been relegated to the cold storage in the decade-long Congress rule. “The NDA will form the next government at the Centre and also the State and launch better schemes this time,” he said.

Mr. Naidu canvassed for the party candidates, viz., former Minister Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy for Srikalahasti and a young entrepreneur Talari Aditya in Satyavedu. Squarely blaming the Congress for the haphazard bifurcation, he asserted that only the TDP has the capability to build a new capital and rebuild the Seemandhra State.