Telugu Desam Party supremo and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu had asked the people of Pulivendula in Kadapa district to defeat YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy to escape from Jagan Service Tax (JST) being collected here for several years. He wanted the people to vote for the TDP for the welfare of the farmers and development of the State.
Chandrababu Naidu addressed an election meeting in Pulivendula in support of the party candidates, including Minister Adinarayana Reddy who is contesting on TDP for Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency. The TDP chief said that Jaganmohan Reddy was holding Pulivendula a captive for several years. The YS family had been holding the seat by violence and said he would stand against the YS family violence and protect them from Jaganmohan Reddy if they voted against the YSR Congress.
The TDP chief said that Jaganmohan Reddy had been trying to expand his criminal politics from Pulivendula to the rest of the State. The development of the State and the welfare programmes that he had introduced and implemented in the last five years would take back seat if TDP is defeated and YSR Congress is voted to power, he said. He also told them that the two prestigious projects of the State, Polavaram and Amaravati, would be dropped if Jagan is voted to power. He wanted the people to support the TDP for the development of the State.
While addressing this meeting, he had received information about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on him on Polavaram at Rajahmundry, where Modi called Polavaram Project as ATM for Naidu. “It is not ATM for me. It is ATM (any time water) for the people of the State,” Chandrababu Naidu told the people in response to the Prime Minister’s comment against him.
The TDP chief said that he had taken up the Polavaram Project to complete it as early as possible fulfilling the dreams of the people. “Polavaram is the lifeline for the State and if it is given to the Centre for execution, it would take years to complete. It is for this reason, I took up the execution and had completed it by 66 per cent. There is no cooperation from the Central government and it is not releasing the funds only to do injustice to the State,” Chandrababu Naidu said.