Bharat Ratna to Late NTR: Mahanadu Urges Center
- NTR statue as Lord Sri Krishna
HYDERABAD: A�TDPA�president and AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu urged the center to confer a�?Bharat Ratnaa�? on TDP founder and former chief minister, late N T Rama Rao, who had created history in the Indian politics.
Addressing the party cadre on the second day of Mahanadu at Gandipet here, Naidu said NTR had brought about revolution in agriculture and created history in political field and strove for bringing about unity among opposition parties and brought them on to a single platform.
The Mahanadu passed a resolution urging the center to confer Bharat Ratna Award posthumously to late NTR.
In the resolution, it was also decided to set up a statue of NTR as a�?Lord Srikrishnaa�? on the banks of the river Godavari. NTR had even begged to help people when Rayalaseema region faced severe drought, the resolution stated.
Naidu said a�?Dhoti and Saria�? scheme would be named as a�?NTR Dhoti and Saria�? scheme for which the TDP Government would allocate 400 crore rupees to help the weavers. Dhotis and saris would be bought from the weavers for distribution among the people under the scheme. NTR always worked for uplift of downtrodden sections and brought recognition to Telugu people in the world arena, he said.
Hindupur MLA and son of late NTR, Nandamuri Balkrishna and Union Minister Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju also spoke recalling exemplary services of NTR. (NSS)