Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday took strong objection to the attitude of the Central government and its approach towards States, and said it had failed to deliver on the promises made in the AP Reorganization Act.
“The promises were made before the 2014 elections, and so far, the Centre has done nothing for the development of the two Telugu States,” Naidu said, addressing the Telangana Mahanadu here.
Naidu questioned the Union government for not giving funds to the Telugu States. “The Centre has funds for Rajasthan and Gujarat but doesn’t consider the pleas of the Telugu States even after several rounds of New Delhi visits,” he said.
He urged the party cadre to work hard till it comes to power in Telangana State. “TDP was born on Telangana soil and it will continue here forever. The party cadre should bring back the past glory of the party in the State,” Naidu said, adding that it was the BJP that first declared that it wants to contest polls alone in AP and TS in the next general elections.
Meanwhile, the party passed eight resolutions at the Mahanadu. Speaking on the occasion, TTDP president L Ramana said it was the TDP that developed leadership among the Backward Classes. “Some leaders may have left TDP for personal gains, but it will not affect the foundation of the party since there are capable leaders in the party,” Ramana said, adding that party was fully prepared for the ensuing local body elections.
Party politburo members T Devender Goud, Ravula Chandrashekhar Reddy, E Peddi Reddy, Narsi Reddy, Telugu Yuvatha president Arvind Kumar Goud and other leaders spoke on the occasion.
Party senior leaders Mothkupalli Narasimhulu and TDP legislator from LB Nagar R Krishnaiah who were silent on party activities for the past few months, did not attend the Mahanadu programme. It is rumoured that Narsimhulu would soon be switching loyalties to another party while Krishnaiah is pitching for a new party in the name of BC front.
TTDP president stops use of intemperate language
TTDP president L Ramana stepped in quickly to stop intemperate language being used against Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao by folk singers before the meeting began. The folk artistes’ songs contained intemperate language aimed at Chandrasekhar Rao, and Ramana immediately asked them to stop. “I apologise on behalf of the party for the language used in the songs. It is not proper to target any particular individual. In a democracy, we will fight against the policies and functioning of the government based on principles but not target any particular person,” he said.