Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu leaves tribals dejected

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu leaves tribals dejected
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Highlights

Hundreds of women were disappointed when they heard about the cancellation of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s trip to his adopted village Peda Labudu and the Valley itself on Tuesday. The women attired in their best wanted to share their views with the Chief Minister who vowed to improve their quality of life by providing basic amenities on a fast track.

Cancels visit to his adopted village

Araku Valley: Hundreds of women were disappointed when they heard about the cancellation of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s trip to his adopted village Peda Labudu and the Valley itself on Tuesday. The women attired in their best wanted to share their views with the Chief Minister who vowed to improve their quality of life by providing basic amenities on a fast track.

Highlights:

  • Sarpanch of Peda Labudu S Gulabi told the Chief Minister that the people from his adopted village are upset to hear the cancellation of his trip
  • “We all missed you sir. We wanted to tell you how the village has progressed during the last one year and to seek more projects and sops,’’ Gulabi told the Chief Minister
  • The reason for her disappointment was that she wanted to join Telugu Desam Party, along with hundreds of women, in the presence of Chandrababu Naidu but that did not happen

They were shocked to read the scrolling on their television sets that the trip has been cancelled due to inclement weather. However, after the cancellation, the district administration dispatched buses to their villages and hamlets under Peda Labudu panchayat to bring them to the high school grounds where a video conference with the Chief Minister was arranged. The women were even excited to see the Chief Minister on a giant screen.

The most disappointed woman was sarpanch of Peda Labudu S Gulabi. She later told the Chief Minister that the people from his adopted village were upset to hear the cancellation of his trip.“We all missed you sir. We wanted to tell you how the village has progressed during the last one year and to seek more projects and sops,’’ Gulabi told the Chief Minister.
The reason for her disappointment was that she wanted to join Telugu Desam Party, along with hundreds of women, in the presence of Chandrababu Naidu but that did not happen.

She told him how happy were the people of her village after getting houses, tap connections to every home, check dams and other benefits and wanted ITI in Araku Valley as many youth were going to faraway places.But true to her clan, she opened up before this correspondent after the video conference and said only 19 houses were completed of the 425 sanctioned houses. Similarly, 30 individual toilets needed to be completed to call the village Open Defecation Free.

The Chief Minister earlier announced that his adopted village became ODF and the entire district was heading for it.
“Even if it is slow, something is happening in our panchayat and the people are happy about. That is the reason why many women came forward to join Telugu Desam today,’’, Gulabi said.Though the attendance was thin in the morning, a large number of people attended the programme during distribution of LPG connections under Deepam scheme.

By KMP Patnaik

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