Mahanadu To Pass A Resolution Seeking Bharata Ratna For NTR
Visakhapatnam: The Telugu Desam party national president N. Chandrababu Naidu called upon the Mahanadu to adopt a unanimous resolution seeking the Union Government to confer Bharata Ratna posthumously on the late Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao, the founder of the party. In his inaugural address at Mahanadu being held in Visakhapatnam, Naidu lauded the contributions made by the late Chief Minister of Unified Andhra Pradesh.
Citing the abolition of Patel-Patwari system and introduction of Mandals by NTR, Chandrababu said “He was not an individual; he was indeed a mighty force. He was always innovative in his ideas and deeds.” All his deeds remain forever in the history, he lauded. Keeping in mind the state of the poor, NTR implemented Rs 2-a-kg rice scheme. Having realized the need to tap the potential in ‘Mattilo Manikyalu’, he set up residential schools and social welfare hostels for the children of the poor, he said. By offering a saree and a Dhoti to each of the poor at free of cost in the state, he on the other hand provided employment to the numerous weavers.
NTR was the first Chief Minster in the country to give permanent accommodation for the poor in pecca houses, he said. Lavishing praise on NTR, he further added, he will be forever remembered by the people in both the Telugu states. He never compromised with the Congress at any time. When his government was dismissed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi government, he fought against her valiantly and got reinstated with in thirty days. He was the only Chief Minster who got reinstated in the Indian polity, he said. “We need to give a fitting tribute to him by honouring him with Bharata Ratna. Let us unanimously pass a resolution seeking the Centre to confer Bharata Ratna on him,” he urged the delegates.