Warns to stage a sit-in if government fails to do so

Telugu Desam president Nara Chandrababu Naidu has demanded that the State Government release water for the second crop by Sunday and warned that he would stage a sit-in if the Government fails to do so.

Addressing a meeting after inaugurating the statues of B.R Ambedkar, Babu Jagjeevan Ram and N.T Rama Rao at the village centre, Mr. Naidu said that farmers in Krishna Western Delta had been sowing second crop in the rice fallows for years. Crops like maize and blackgram had brought considerable income to farmers, Mr. Naidu said. The day saw Mr. Naidu interacting with farmers, women and students in villages of Tenali rural mandal. Launching a frontal attack on Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Mr. Naidu said that the C.M had been hell bent on protecting the tainted Ministers in the Cabinet rather than solving the problems of poor and trying to bring down the prices of essential commodities. Mr. Naidu also tried to woo people belonging to Scheduled Castes and said that he had always favoured categorization of SCs so that all sub castes get benefited. In a bid to win the support of Minorities, Mr. Naidu promised that he would open a Islamic Bank and provide interest free loans to unemployed Muslims. Mr. Naidu was accompanied by former minister Alapati Rajendra Prasad, MLAs Nakka Anand Babu, Prathipati Pulla Rao and others.