YSRCP reversed good works of TDP: Chandrababu Naidu
Telugu Desam Party supremo and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu claimed to have brought the cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh among the top three states
Visakhapatnam: Telugu Desam Party supremo and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu claimed to have brought the cash-strapped Andhra Pradesh among the top three states in all parameters during his regime and flayed the present YSRCP Government of 'reversing' all the good work done by the party.
Speaking to media after the two-day review meeting aimed at taking stock of the party's situation and come up with an action plan to revive it, he expressed dissatisfaction over the present governance and objected to 'revenge politics' of ruling YSRCP leaders on the Opposition party workers and trying to muzzle the people's voice. Referring to the ban imposed on some news channels, he wondered how the government could shut down the channels from their networks.
Naidu cautioned the government not to take his silence for granted and not to treat the restraint observed by his party workers as cowardice. He also raised objection to the high-handed way a section of police department was treating the TDP leaders and workers when they came to receive him at the airport in the city.
Pondering over the party's defeat, Naidu brushed aside the talk of anti-incumbency factor that played a part and said that his party has performed exceedingly on all fronts, ahead of elections. He admitted to be clueless over the actual reason for the party's rout in the general elections.
"We took all efforts in terms of developing the state and taking care of the people through a slew of welfare schemes. The state was at infant stage when we lost in the elections. Though there is an element of sadness with the outcome of the elections, we are sure to emerge stronger in the next polls," Naidu asserted.
About party leaders shifting gears, he said except a very few, no one intends to desert the TDP and it would bounce back to power. "The fight to protect my party workers will continue as baseless cases were booked against them, including the posts on social media, and some of them were sent to jail.
It is time we book cases against the police as they are behaving in a high-handed manner towards the TDP," he alleged. As part of the constituency-wise review meeting, Naidu plans to visit Nellore and Srikakulam next.