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Naidu has reneged on all his poll promises: PCC chief

APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy along with Congress staging a sit in at a meeting held near Acharyana Nagarjuna University in Guntur district on Tuesday. Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar

APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy along with Congress staging a sit in at a meeting held near Acharyana Nagarjuna University in Guntur district on Tuesday. Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar  

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Six months after Telugu Desam formed the government in Andhra Pradesh, Congress on Monday sounded the bugle for a popular and intensive agitation against its arch-rival at a symbolic protest opposite Acharya Nagarjuna University where Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was sworn in on June 7. A cross-section of farmers, women SHG members and minorities also attended the meeting lending their voice to the protest.

“Congress is bestowing the title of ‘Veera Vagdana Bangha’ (a turncoat who goes back on his word). Mr. Naidu, who had signed on five promises, including an unconditional waiver of all loans, has gone back on all his promises and is incurring the wrath of farmers, women and minorities. People who voted for Mr. Naidu are now regretting. The TDP government has become unpopular in just six months of forming government,’’ said Mr. Reddy.

Using a hand mike to play the voice recordings of Mr. Naidu, Mr. Reddy reminded that Mr. Naidu had promised during his road shows that the TDP if elected to power would waive off all outstanding loans unconditionally. The PCC chief also played the voice recordings of Mr. Naidu’s statements made as CM on loan waiver.

Mr. Reddy also said Mr. Naidu had failed to give a single Cabinet berth to minorities and suggested that the latter should take a leaf out of the book of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had accommodated some ministers from minority community. Former minister Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy, Sk. Mastan Vali, Malladi Vishnu, SC cell president K. Vinaya Kumar, DCC (Guntur) president Makkena Mallikarjuna Rao and others were present.

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