Andhra Pradesh

YSRCP indulging in politics of vendetta, alleges Telugu Desam

Senior TDP leader Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu addressing the media in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Senior TDP leader Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu addressing the media in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.  

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Naidu to hold constituency-wise review meetings for two days from October 10

For the first time after receiving a severe drubbing in the elections in North Andhra, once considered the bastion of the TDP, its national president N. Chandrababu Naidu will hold constituency-wise review meetings here on October 10 and 11.

Mr. Naidu is expected to finalise a strategy to strengthen the party at the grass roots, and launch a tirade against the ruling YSRCP.

Aggressive campaign

After the district coordination committee meeting here on Sunday, senior leaders N. Chinarajappa and Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu said they would launch an aggressive campaign to boost the morale of the party cadres and sensitise people against the YSRCP’s misrule.

Alleging that attacks on the TDP leaders had become a regular affair, they alleged that the ruling party had directed the police to foist cases to demoralise them.

“Former Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao had taken the extreme step due to the harassment by the State government. The government has booked cases against MLA K. Atchannaidu for questioning the removal of beneficiaries from the list of pensioners. They have booked three cases against me for criticising the police. I will not apply for station bail. Let them do whatever they want,” Mr. Patrudu said.

“The YSRCP is in no mood to allow criticism. Being the main opposition party, we initially wanted to keep silent for one year. However, the vindictive measures being taken at the behest of the government and increasing attacks on our party leaders and cadres have forced us to agitate against politics of vendetta,” he said.

Anna Canteens

Hitting out at Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Mr. Patrudu said the YSRCP government had shut down Anna Canteens and painted the village and ward secretariats with party colours by spending ₹1,300 crore. It was making confusing statements on shifting the State capital from Amaravati, he added.

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