HYDERABAD: Even as Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was getting cosier with BJP, Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday expressed confidence that Third Alternative would form the government at the Centre and the four-party Grand Alliance in the State.
Addressing party functionaries from Krishna and Chittoor districts in connection with constituency-wise review meetings, he said the Grand Alliance was formed in the State to back Third Alternative at the national level.
Hitting out at the Congress government, he said that it had faced resentment in the elections on two counts -- price rise and corruption. Though the ruling party thought that attacks on TDP cadres would weaken the organisation, the determination and enthusiasm displayed by the activists proved it wrong.
Mr. Naidu reiterated that the party would render justice to party leaders and activists who worked relentlessly for the electoral success of TDP candidates. Data collected from all the 294 Assembly constituencies and the feedback given by leaders would be compared once the results were out.
Referring to the counting of votes to be held on May 16, he advised the activists to accept victory or defeat with equanimity. Mr. Naidu also announced that NTR Memorial Trust was planning to meet the entire education expenditure up to the completion of post-graduation or professional courses of the wards of needy party activists. It was also thinking of providing margin money to enable them find suitable vocation.
Earlier Mr. Naidu visited Fever and Gandhi Hospitals and spoke to those admitted for treatment of gastro-enteritis and cholera.