Chandrababu Naidu to hold bigger meet than Kolkata’s
Taking a cue from opposition rally in Kolkata helmed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on January 19, TDP president and Chief Minister N...
Amaravati: Taking a cue from opposition rally in Kolkata helmed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on January 19, TDP president and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced on Monday that he would organise much bigger protest rally in Amaravati.
Though no date has not been set yet, Naidu told TDP leaders during a coordination committee meeting at Undavalli that the proposed rally would have a huge impact on the country.
The TDP, which held 11 protest meetings in 11 districts against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling the assurances given to AP in the name of Dharma Porata Deeksha, is to organize Deeksha at Amaravati for two districts of Krishna and Guntur.
The Chief Minister is planning to invite all the leaders from across the country to the Dharma Porata Deeksha to show his strength before the elections. He has earlier expressed his intention to hold this final Dharma Porata Deeksha meet with all the national leaders, who will be part of the grand alliance in which TDP and Congress are partners.
During the coordination meeting, while reacting to TRS president K Chandrashekar Rao playing down Kolkata meet, said there were no takers for KCR’s federal front while 22 political parties attended the Kolkata rally opposing the BJP. Hitting hard at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Naidu said that Modi had become a negative leader.
“People lost confidence in banks, RBI, CBI, ED, I-T and others. Economic growth has stagnated. Development of the country came to a standstill and welfare measures have not been undertaken,” he said.
Naidu said YSRCP and its president YS Jaganmohan Reddy had been resorting to negative campaign against the TDP and the state government, which would not be acceptable to the people. He alleged that YSRCP leader Sharmila complained to police alleging TDP role in alleged calumny against her in social media only to divert public attention from doubling of NTR Bharosa pensions.
He also said YSRCP had aligned with KCR who had been trying to stall the development of the state in the name of federal front. The Chief Minister said the Centre hardly helped the state and gave peanuts to Andhra Pradesh compared to funds released to BJP-ruled states.
State received Rs 5,399 crore which was many times less than the fund received by Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. He said that the BJP leaders were threatening to impose President’s rule in AP but he was not the own to be cowed down.