TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu reiterated on Monday that the Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu program of the Congress government was just a bogus and fake scheme.
Addressing an extended meeting of party leaders and senior cadres at NTR Bhavan, TDP president said that the program has already drawn criticism of not only Opposition parties, but also the State ministers, MLAs and the Congress high command. Naidu also charged that the previous YSR government had launched the Jalayagnam program not for the benefit of the farmers, but to make money in huge quantities.
Naidu said that the TDP campaign for farmers “Rythu Poru Bata” will be taken up in all the remaining three districts of Krishna, East and West Godavari districts soon. “Farmers are scared that due to lack of rains and no water in the irrigation projects, all crops are likely to be affected in the coming months’, he said.
Naidu has maintained that the TDP had taken the farmers’ agitation up to national level as the farmers were driven to crop holidays for lack of government support to the drought hit. He also said that the power crisis was very severe and mind-boggling in the State and the farmers and common man were upset with the huge power shortage.
NOT AGAINST EMPLOYEES
Stating that TDP was never against the government employees, he has asked party cadres to concentrate on eliciting the cooperation of employees and middle class people. He asserted that his party would fight for reservations for BCs in legislatures. He has alleged that while the PCC Chief Botcha Satyanarayana was running liquor syndicates, the Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was giving licenses to distilleries freely. He also alleged that the Chief Minister’s brothers were acting as extra-constitutional authorities. He said that the farmers’ condition in the State was pitiable and asserted that his party would join hands with other parties and wage a war for the welfare of farmers at the national level. He has also alleged that the State government was not bothering to mitigate the problems of the people by reducing power cuts