TDP chief criticises attack on APNGOs and their vehicles in Ranga Reddy District

The exit of Congress from the Centre and State will be the only tangible solution for present crisis in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu has said.

He also criticised the attack on APNGOs and their vehicles on Saturday night in Ranga Reddy District, while they were returning from the meeting at L.B. Stadium. Such acts would make the divide wider, he added on Sunday. ham-fisted The third day of his ‘Atmagaurava Yatra’ in Krishna District on Sunday experienced tense moments for a while when the engine of the vehicle in which Mr. Naidu was travelling, emitted fumes. However it was rectified immediately and Mr. Naidu continued his yatra in the same vehicle.

The Opposition leader accompanied by Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana and Mylavaram MLA Devineni Umamaheswara Rao began his journey from Nuzividu and addressed small gatherings at several places in Nuzividu, Thiruvuru and Mylavaram Assembly constituencies.

Not uttering a word on the party’s stand on the Samaikyandhra agitation, he took strong exception to the Congress Working Committee taking a decision that had thrown the State into a turmoil and opined that the problem would be resolved only after Telugu Desam Party comes to power.“I was offered to become Prime Minister twice when the TDP had a say at the Centre, but I declined the offer and preferred to concentrate on the development of Andhra Pradesh out of love for the Telugu community,” said Mr. Chandrababu Naidu.

Terming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a puppet in the hands of AICC president Sonia Gandhi, he took exception to the PM not taking an active role in controlling the price rise.

He alleged that Ms. Sonia Gandhi did not know much about Telugu people and was hell bent on dividing the State for the party’s narrow interest of winning a few Parliament seats in the coming elections in Telangana region. He criticised the YSR Congress for not demanding an answer from Ms. Sonia Gandhi for the death of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, though it had initially alleged that the Congress had got YSR killed.