Special Correspondent

YSR criticised for ‘indiscriminate’ use of the exchequer’s money on publicity

‘Rajolibanda harming the interests of farmers in drought-prone Mahabubnagar’

HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party Leader K. Yerran Naidu has hinted at the likelihood of an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party in the State for the general elections.

Responding to questions after addressing a press conference at the TDP headquarters here on Tuesday, he said party was not averse to working with other political parties when it came to building pressure on the Centre on issues concerning people.

Earlier, he lashed out at the Government and Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy for ‘indiscriminate’ use of the exchequer’s money on publicity and for surveys on Dr. Reddy’s popularity.

“There are so many issues, like non-availability of quality seed, fertilizer, pesticides and more importantly, power. Why not initiate surveys,” he questioned.

Former Member of Parliament R. Chandrasekhar Reddy criticised the Chief Minister for launching a scheme to supply ‘dal’ through fair price shops for white-card holders.

“What has the Government done to monitor and regulate prices of essential commodities”, he asked.

Meanwhile, TD Legislature Party Deputy Leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy reiterated his demand that work on the mini-hydel project close to Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme be stopped, as it was harming the interests of farmers in drought- prone Mahbubnagar.