Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu has said that the party proposes to announce its policy framework for employees and teachers and strive for its implementation.
Employees and teachers had got jobs during the TDP regime without paying a rupee to middlemen, he said. But jobs were for ‘sale’ during the Congress rule, Mr. Naidu said addressing the May Day celebration at the TDP office on Wednesday.
He visited the office for the first time in seven months owing to his “Vastunna meekosam” padayatra.
A large crowd jostled to meet him as soon as his car drove into the premises. Office secretary T.D. Janardhan Rao and other leaders received him.
Stating that he had turned up for the celebration against medical advice, Mr. Naidu said that he was driven to leave home as he was moved by the plight of workers due to lack of job security and non-implementation of labour laws.
The position of workers in the organised sector was somewhat better but those in the unorganised sector were suffering.
The cost of living had gone up considerably but there was no increase in the income of the poor, he said. The wealth was concentrated in the hands of a corrupt few, though the economy had improved.
Mr. Naidu said that the TDP government would strive for economic reforms to create wealth and distribute it to the poor. In this context, he referred to the creation of a corpus of Rs.1,150 crore in the TDP government out of one per cent contribution by contractors for welfare of labourers. The entire money was diverted to government exchequer, he added.
The meeting was also addressed by MLA Jaipal Yadav and senior leader E. Peddi Reddy.
Naidu visits office for the first time in seven months owing to his padayatra ‘Cost of living has gone up considerably but there has been no increase in income of poor’
Naidu visits office for the first time in seven months owing to his padayatra
‘Cost of living has gone up considerably but there has been no increase in income of poor’