On the first day of Mahanadu conducted by the Telugu Desam Party yesterday, the party President stated the following in his opening speech after garlanding the statue of NTR and paying salutations to the founder of TDP and lighting at the NTR Kuteer at Gandipeta .
About Corruption: He said that two wickets were down because of the fighting of TDP referring to the resignations of two ministers of the State. He said that the fight will go on till all the corrupt ministers resign. He said that he will see that the entire money amassed through corrupt practices will be extracted. He questioned how can the Ministers who sign the corrupt GOs say that they do not know about it? He also questioned what Y.S.Vijayamma has to say for the Ministers and Officers who were made scapegoats.
About Congress Party: Chandra Babu criticized the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy that he staked the Telugus self respect at Delhi by going so many times to Delhi and going to so many people’s doors to knock and getting peanuts in return. When the State asked for a relief of 56000 crores of Rupees the Center accepted for 6000 crores of Rupees. Kiran Kumar, Babu says, went to Delhi all the times only to protect his seat but not to do some good to the State.
About Telangana: Chandra Babu reminded the letter he gave in 2008 supporting the formation of Telangana and it was reiterated in the all party meet recently conducted. He said that KCR wanted an alliance with TDP in 2009 because of his stand on Telangana and it made TDP to lose power otherwise it would have got power at that time. He said that the Telangana region was developed under his regime and the revenue increased in Telangana is only because of the developments he made.
About the party leaders left the party: Chandra Babu said that some leaders left the party alright but their so called followers including right and left hands of them remained in the party. The party workers say that leaders come and go but they are to work for the party.
About Padayatra: Babu said that the Padayatra "Vastunna Meekosam" was an unforgettable experience that made him to interact with all those unfortunate people like farmers deep in debts, youth without earning sources, BCs whose traditional occupation lost its importance and became obsolete, house wives suffering from the swelling prices of daily needs and all the miseries he found on the journey made him spend sleepless nights.
About the welfare activities he will take: He said that on returning to power he will first waive the loans of the farmers and then B.C declarations, SC classifications and help to the poor in the upper class will be taken up. He said that a commission will be appointed to look in to the economically poor families belong to the upper classes. He said that a sum of Rs.500 crores will be earmarked for the development of Kapu community. He also promised to pay Rs.2 lakhs for the performing girl’s marriage.
For the employees: Chandra Babu promised to appoint PRC for the employees and he will see that everyone gets a piece of land is by the time they retire from the services. He said that he only wanted them to work for the benefit of the people but never belittled them. He said that TDP will take all precautions to take a good care of the employees.
Party Leaders: Chandra Babu remembered all deceased loyal stalwarts of the party like Erram Naidu, M.Damodara Reddy, B.V.Mohan Reddy, Kalidindi Ramachandra Raju, Ambati Brahmanaiah, Mullapudi Harishchandra Prasad, Sripati Rajeswar, K.Sadasivarao, Sagara Reddy incharge of Madanpalli.