Asks Chief Minister to accompany him to any village to assess the situation
TDP to present NTR award if State fails to do so Congress accused of politicising the presentation of award
HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday challenged Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy to visit any village along with him to study the duration of power supply to farm sector.
In a chat with press persons, Mr Naidu was responding to Dr. Reddy's comment that TDP was falsely claiming that it had ensured nine-hour supply and that he would order an inquiry into the issue. "Let him come to any village and ask the farmer how much and how as the power supply in our time and now".
On party leader, Bhuma Nagi Reddy's comment that Rayalaseema and Telangana could form a separate State, he said it was his personal view.
Addressing a party meeting organised on the occasion of the eleventh death anniversary of former Chief Minister N. T. Rama Rao, he said the party would present the NTR National Award on its own if the Government fails to present one by March.He accused the Government of politicising the presentation of award and other recognitions and renaming various projects initiated by Telugu Desam Government. Mr. Naidu garlanded the statue of NTR at Rasoolpura, paid homage at NTR Ghat and inaugurated blood donation and eye check up camp at party office. The TDP president said it was quite strange that the Government is unable to spare Rs. 5 lakhs in memory of a person who strode Telugu film industry for 47 years like a colossus, brought recognition to Telugus.