After Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy sanctioned Rs.5 crore for the development of Tirupati and with works slated to begin soon, the Congress chose to pounce upon the rival TDP and YSRC to send the message that the party is here to stay and serve the people.

It was only during his visit here for the Salakatla Brahmotsavams held last month that the Chief Minister had promised to fund development of roads, drains, culverts, street lighting and beautification of traffic islands and followed up promptly by sanctioning Rs.5 crore to the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT).

“Though the Government is doing everything possible for the people, the two parties are staging street plays in the name of walkathons in their attempt to hoodwink the people,” Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Joint Secretary P.Naveen Kumar Reddy charged.

He also fumed at the YSRC for making ‘desperate attempts’ to table a no-confidence motion against the Government and putting up a brave face, ‘as if it has the required strength’.

Buying MLAs

The attempt to buy out MLAs by offering ‘attractive packages’ as if in a grocery store is unconstitutional, he lamented

“It is an attempt to blackmail the Government and get their leader Jagan released from the jail”, he said. Turning his ire on YSRC central panel member B. Karunakar Reddy, Mr. Naveen asked the local legislator to explain during his series of ‘Ward Batas’ how he could amass such huge wealth in a short period.

The two parties are staging street plays in the name of ‘padayatras’, says Naveen Kumar Reddy