My struggle is only to root out corruption, says Naidu
Music director S Koti, Kuwait TDP leaders call on Babu Anakapalli (Visakhapatnam): 'I am not hankering for power. Twice I had served the State as...
Music director S Koti, Kuwait TDP leaders call on Babu
Anakapalli (Visakhapatnam): "I am not hankering for power. Twice I had served the State as Chief Minister and have been elected Leader of the Opposition for a second term. The TDP is committed to cleanse the deep-rooted corruption in the Congress government if it is voted back to power. I took up 'Vastunna-Meekosam' padayatra to take stock of local issues from the public, party workers and leaders," said Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu at a party review meeting of Anakapalli Assembly segment here on Wednesday. Mr Naidu, who took a night halt at Sankaram village of Anakapalli mandal on Tuesday covering 10.5 km, began his activity on Wednesday by meeting party workers, leaders and VIPs in a review meet. Though he was scheduled to review Araku Assembly segment too, it was cancelled due to time crunch. The jubilant leader, who began his interaction with party workers and leaders, called upon them to work relentlessly for the prospects of the party as only one year was left for general elections. "Work hard and highlight the lapses and corrupt practices of the ruling Congress in all villages, mandals and divisions. Review the progress every month. There are no holidays for party workers or leaders till the elections are over," he told the meeting. He enquired about how many booth, mandal and division-level party meetings were held in the segment so far and the party prospects. Former municipal chairman M Venu Kumar said they were all working under the direction of Dadi Veerabhadra Rao and Dadi Ratnakar and even waging a political war with Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and local YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Konatala Ramakrishna on local issues. He urged Mr Naidu to accord appropriate position in the party to Mr Veerabhadra Rao. Another leader Malla Surendra said at the meeting that the credit of introducing information technology goes to the TDP alone and his recent slogan 'Vote for TDP to get more employment opportunities', uploaded in Facebook, evoked good response from the youth. Earlier in the morning, Kovvuru MLA TV Rama Rao, former minister Krishna Yadav, party general secretary Garikapati Rammohan Rao and noted music director Saluru Koti were among those who called on Mr Naidu. Later, a four-member TD delegation from Kuwait, including M Subbaraidu and G Rameshbabu, also met the party president and told him that all the 2.4 lakh Telugu population in Kuwait were TDP sympathisers. They sought permission to organise a victory meeting of 'Vastunna-Meekosam' in Kuwait on May 3 and requested to send senior leaders, including Revanth Reddy and Muddu Krishnama Naidu, to participate in the meeting. Mr Naidu thanked all those who called on him on Wednesday.