Take MLC polls seriously: Naidu
THE HANS INDIA |
Feb 15,2017 , 04:17 AM IST
Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party coordination committee meeting chaired by its national president and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu took a decision to allot the North Andhra Graduates MLC seat to BJP.
The meeting also took a unanimous decision to strive for the victory of the BJP candidate. Besides, the Chief Minister warned the party leaders against indulging in group politics.
He directed them to stop group politics and work hard for registering victory in the MLC elections. According to sources, Chandrababu Naidu expressed displeasure over the performance of Ministers.
Especially, he stressed the need for working hard and visiting various areas across the State. He pointed out that some of them were focusing on their regular work but the Ministers should feel it as their responsibility to strengthen party at grassroots level.
He asked the senior leaders to take the MLC elections seriously. He suggested to them to take the MLC elections as serious as the general elections. The party image is at stake, he added.
Naidu clarified that the party would not give tickets to MLAs and leaders who neglect the party agenda and programmes.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister discussed the ongoing political crisis in Tamil Nadu State with party leaders. The TDP leaders reportedly commented that the Leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy may also face similar punishment like Sasikala.
On this occasion, several leaders said that the severity of corruption charges against the opposition leader is bigger than the Tamil Nadu case.
TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh also interacted with the leaders and suggested to them not to remain silent on the criticism by opposition parties.
He said that district party presidents and in-charges should take the initiative to solve the local problems instead of depending on the State leadership.
TDP State president K Venkata Rao, Deputy Chief Ministers K E Krishna Murthy, N Chinarajappa and several other leaders were present.