Comforts party leaders who could not be allotted ticket
HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday regretted that he was unable to give tickets to all the aspirants and do justice, owing to seat sharing arrangement with other parties.
Speaking to party workers who mobbed him when he was leaving after attending the party’s foundation day celebrations,
Mr. Naidu said he was aware of the fact that they were many who had been working for the party for over two decades now.
It was natural for them to expect a ticket. But he was helpless as the party was the lead partner of the Grand Alliance and it had to oblige other parties, the common objective being defeating the Congress.
He specifically mentioned the case of Sripathi Rajeshwar, who was denied a ticket in Hyderabad.
He had been with the party all through but the party unfortunately could not do anything.
Mr. Naidu asked them not to get worried as he would do justice to all such party leaders who could not be allotted ticket now, if the party comes to power.
“We will not forget your services,” he said.The foundation day was celebrated in a grand manner with Mr. Naidu and other senior leaders proceeding to NTR Ghat to pay homage and then hoisting the party flag at NTR Bhavan before addressing a meeting.
At NTR Ghat, Mr. Naidu’s car was stopped for some time by members of Gangaputra Sangham demanding a party ticket for a person hailing from their community. Police swung into action and made way for the convoy to pass.