Mahanadu: Naidu Says Telugus Should Remember Him
Visakhapatnam: The annual three-day event of the Telugu Desam Party – Mahanadu kicked off here on Saturday amid a lot of fanfare. The event organised at Andhra University Engineering College premises will conclude on Monday. The ruling party made extensive arrangements for the cadre and leaders. A number of people attended the event beating the heat.
Speaking on the occasion, the party supremo and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu called upon the cadre to work to fulfil the aims of NTR. He said that people come first and then the next place is for the cadre. Saying that he is one person whom the Telugu people should remember, he asserted that he is following NTR’s footsteps to develop Andhra Pradesh.
He said that a resolution will be passed demanding Bharata Ratna for NTR.
“The UPA government only promised special status to AP instead giving it a legal status. The present government at Centre though did not promise special status, it assured all facilities applicable to special status, so I’ve compromised with Centre,” Naidu explained the cadre. For the sake of development of the State, I’ve invited many US companies to AP for creating jobs for the youth, he added.
He said that many people suspected his intentions when he built the high-tech city, Naidu claimed that the present development in Hyderabad is due to his efforts. He said that he put in a lot of efforts for development of IT sector. He also claimed that it is Telugu Desam which laid the foundation for the income that Hyderabad is presently earning.
Telugu Desam Party gave a lot of importance to the field of education, he observed. As a result of this, both Telugu States are much ahead of others as far as education is concerned, he added. Apart from this, TDP also gave importance to irrigation projects in Rayalaseema and Telangana, Naidu said.
After the State was bifurcated Andhra Pradesh received 45 awards at the national level, he said. The power sector got 19 awards, he added. However, he said that AP is much behind as far as per capita income is concerned, Naidu regretted. While Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu are earning more income, Andhra Pradesh has is getting less, he explained. There is a need to work hard to develop ourselves, he told the cadre.
Claiming that farmers have surrendered ₹ 40,000 crores worth of lands to the government, trusting him and his call for construction of the capital city, he affirmed that he would do anything to retain their trust.
Naidu declared that he would work to increase the income of farmers. Saying that he understood the problems of poor during his Padayatra, he claimed that loan waiver was implemented for farmers in a big way to avoid suicides of farmers. He also claimed that crop insurance and support price is being given to farmers despite many problems.