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Naidu hints at hung Parliament

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Telugu Desam Party launched its poll campaign on the occasion of the birth anniversary of social reformer Jyotirao Phule. 

Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party launched its poll campaign on the occasion of the birth anniversary of social reformer Jyotirao Phule.

Addressing a meeting in Vijayawada, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hinted that there would be hung Parliament and TDP would play the role of king-maker. He thus appealed to people to see that all the 25 Lok Sabha seats go in favour of the yellow party.

Unveiling the action plan, Naidu said the TDP would hold series of meetings beginning from April 30 to expose how Modi cheated people of Andhra Pradesh. The party will hold a huge public rally on that day most probably at Tirupati and would play the audio and video tapes of what Modi had said at the Tirupati meeting before 2014 elections and will also explain the various developmental activities.

The TDP will also list out the schemes implemented by the government, including loan waiver for farmers, providing interest-free loans to self-help groups despite Centre not releasing adequate funds to the State. The TDP would fan out into every nook and corner of the state and would expose the BJP, he said.

Referring to the fast to be undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, Naidu said the Prime Minister should sit on fast for having failed to help the State and going back on the promise of according Special Category Status and not for disruption of proceedings of the business in Parliament.

The Chief Minister said it was the government that was responsible for the ruckus and not the opposition parties. As leader of the House he did not make any attempt to resolve the issue. He said MPs from AP were upset that the Centre had cheated them and hence were protesting.

The government encouraged some parties to create disturbance in Parliament and ran away from taking up no-confidence motion, he said. Modi was even violating the Supreme Court’s direction to constitute Cauvery water management board as he was scared of backlash in Karnataka elections.

Naidu said the BJP is unable to digest the fact that TDP had quit NDA and had taken on the national party. Hence, they had joined hands with some political parties and were trying to take revenge against the people of the state.

Naidu called upon the people to elect TDP candidates in all the 25 parliamentary seats so that they can play the role of king-maker at the Centre and ensure that a government that would help the state was in place. “We will also achieve SCS,” he said.

Reacting to the resignations of YSRC MPs, Naidu took a dig at them by saying their ‘Rajinamalu’ was “BJP tho Raji, Prajalu ki Namalu” (understanding with BJP and cheating the people). Naidu said that whether the Centre helps or not, there was no question of going back on the projects and programmes the government had launched and this includes construction of Capital city. He said if need be he would take help from private sector to raise funds for the capital city project.

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