Andhra Pradesh

‘Mamata line on Pulwamahas become a talking point’

The TDP will not allow anyone to pledge the country for political interests, says N. Chandrababu Naidu.  

A day after West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee raised doubts over the timing of the Pulwama attack, Chief Minister and TDP national president N. Chandrababu Naidu said that the entire nation was discussing them.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) would not compromise on national security. Also, it would not allow anyone to “pledge the country” for political interests, he said during a teleconference with party leaders on Tuesday. Mr. Naidu alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was capable of creating anarchy. The Godhra riots were still fresh in the minds of people. Some countries did not allow him to set his foot on their soil, he said.

Asserting that instability in border States was dangerous to the nation, the Chief Minister opined that it was not correct to look for political mileage in these areas.

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was in turmoil solely due to politics of the BJP, he alleged.

‘Welfare agenda’

Andhra Pradesh was a model for the welfare of the poor. Pasupu-Kumkuma, Annadata Sukhibhava, NTR Bharosa were a few schemes that were greatly appreciated by the people. Pensions were doubled benefiting 60 lakh people.

AP tops in the country with its initiative of providing ₹20,000 under Pasupu Kumkuma to each woman of the self-help groups (SHGs). As many as 95 lakh women were beneficiaries. About 74 lakh farmer families would be benefited with the financial assistance of ₹15,000 per family, he said. YSR Congress president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was in frustration as there was an overwhelming response to the welfare schemes being implemented by the State government.

‘Expose Jagan’

Mr. Jagan was hatching plans along with Telangana Chief Minister and TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

The YSRCP leader also has an understanding with the persons who filed cases against the Polavaram project and other irrigation projects in Andhra Pradesh. A.P. would turn into a desert if their ‘wicked plans’ worked.

Party workers need to create awareness on these issues, he added.


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