Andhra Pradesh

Modi guarding criminals, not country, says Naidu

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu   | Photo Credit: C.V. Subrahmanyam

‘TDP win needed for State’s development’

Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Wednesday, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of guarding criminals instead of guarding the country as he had promised.

Addressing a gathering here, Mr. Naidu said the criminal aspect of the life of YSRCP chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy qualified to be a case study for research at the university level.

“Mr. Reddy demands a CBI inquiry into the murder of his uncle Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy, as that would help him get away scot-free with the support of Mr. Modi at the Centre,” Mr. Naidu said.

The TDP chief asked the voters to decide whether they wanted Andhra Pradesh to be converted into another Pulivendula.

“Our State has registered 11% growth (2014-19) in the agriculture sector while our neighbour (Telangana) struggles with 0.2 % growth in the same field. The tenant farmers would also be given input cost from the ensuring Kharif,” Mr. Naidu said.

“The serene Konaseema has to bid adieu to crop holidays. Nearly four lakh acres of upland area in Krishna will be brought under irrigation by July after the completion of the Chintalapudi Lift Irrigation project,” he said.

At the rally, Mr. Naidu introduced TDP Nuzvid Assembly candidate Mudraboyina Venkateswara Rao to the public.

‘Vote for development’

Addressing a rally in Eluru, Mr. Naidu said TDP’s victory in the elections was essential to protect the interests of the State. He called upon the candidates and party workers to work in close coordination and highlight the work done by the State government in the last five years.

At the TDP office, Mr. Naidu handed over ‘B forms’ to all the 15 contesting candidates from the West Godavari district, besides interacting with contestants from other districts through videoconference.

He said the TDP government accorded top priority to law and order, whereas the YSRCP was encouraging violence.

“The Opposition is trying to politicise the murder of Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy. This shows the party’s eagerness to win the elections at any cost,” he said, adding that he wanted party workers to play a proactive role and make people aware of the need to cast their vote in favour of the TDP. Later, he took part in a road show in the town along with local leaders of the party.

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