Andhra Pradesh

Naidu seeks vote for welfare schemes

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing the Adarana Mega Grounding Mela at Anakapalle.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing the Adarana Mega Grounding Mela at Anakapalle.   | Photo Credit: C.V.Subrahmanyam

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Fight against Union government will continue to ensure justice to State, he says

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday sought votes for the welfare schemes implemented and development achieved during the last four-and-a half years against odds, and for continuing the work to reach the objectives.

During his interaction with beneficiaries who received assets for self-employment and later in his speech at the Adarana III Mega Grounding Mela here, he said each family was given five to ten benefits with implementation of housing schemes, Adarana, Chandranna Bima, Pellikanuka, welfare pensions, Anna canteens, unemployment allowance, public distribution system, gift hampers for festivals, maternity and child health schemes, mid-day meal and roads, office buildings and toilets in villages, among others things.

The third phase of Adarana covered two lakh persons with an outlay of ₹1,000 crore

All those who got benefit should co-operate in the elections to get more benefits, he said repeatedly seeking the support of people in the 2019 election.

Recalling that in spite of knowing the difficulty involved, he had gone in for farm loan waiver of ₹24,000 crore though banks and the RBI opposed.

The Narendra Modi Government created hurdles by not covering it in the revenue deficit due to the State. However, they were indulging in some talk of it (loan waiver) now, he said. In spite of Telangana getting 54 % revenue he developed the State and the agriculture growth was 11 % compared to the national average of 2.4 %, he pointed out.

He would not rest till the goal of ₹10,000 monthly family income to the poor, housing for all by 2022 and MSME parks in each of the Assembly constituencies and tapped water to all the houses in two years were achieved, he said.

Directing some barbs against Mr. Modi and YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, he said the BJP Government was vindictive and the latter connived with Mr. Modi.

He could not to do anything for Kadapa where foundation was laid for a steel plant by TDP government, he said.

On the top of its betrayal by not sanctioning the Special Category Status, the BJP government was indulging in attacks and non-co-operation and the Dharma Porata Deeksha would continue, he asserted.

Earlier, he switched on crushing at the Tummapala sugar factory for the reopening of which he had sanctioned ₹31 crore and laid foundation stone for the Tummapala anicut costing ₹24 crore that would irrigate 10,000 acres.

In the next season, the Polavaram Left Main Canal water reach Visakhapatnam, he assured the gathering.

Anakapalle got 98,724 works that cost ₹1,985 crore, he said adding demands for a 5 km road, madarasa and ₹.5 crore to Nukalamma temple would be met.

Ministers Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu and K. Atchannaidu participated. MLA Peela Govinda Satyanaryana, who presided over the meeting, said the constituency witnessed unprecedented development.

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