Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu blamed the Congress-led State government and its elected representatives for the K.G. basin gas fiasco and launched a strident attack on them for their inept and insensitive attitude in asserting and protecting the rights of the State.
Addressing media persons in Chittoor on the sidelines of a party programme on Monday, he said that the party would take up the cudgels against the Central government for its ‘step-motherly’ attitude towards the State and for allotting the KG basin gas to Maharashtra for its Ratnagiri power project, to the detriment of the AP interests.
Sri Naidu said If necessary, we will lead a delegation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh since the matter is now said to be in his court and charged that the State Congress leaders are busy ‘looting’ the public and the exchequer and hardly have any time nor mind for governance and public welfare programmes.
At another programme in Chittoor, twenty-eight Backward Class (BC) associations felicitated the TDP chief for his recent announcement that the party would give not less than 100 seats to them in the 2014 elections to off-set the political and social marginalisation the BCs suffered in the hands of the successive Congress governments.
Youth would get a sizeable slice of the seats, he said and launched a broadside at the Congress and the Kiran Kumar Reddy government for ‘floundering’ in all fronts.The State is now in a lurch because of the ineptitudes of those at the helm of affairs and they lack vision to govern, he said.
He took a dig at the YSRC MP, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, and said that it is only a matter of time before the YSRC merges with the Congress and alleged that the two parties and its functionaries are already hand in glove with each other on several issues in the State.
As part of his drive to re-link and rejuvenate the party rank and file and strengthen it at the grass root levelTDP president visited the houses of nine senior TDP functionaries in Chittoor.
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