Hyderabad, April 29 : The YSR Congress Party on Monday branded the series of promises made by TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu during his Padayatra as empty and impractical and asked him not to cheat the people again as in the past.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, YSR Congress spokesman Gattu Ramachandra Rao said Naidu failed to keep his plethora of promises made before the elections twice in the past. “He also miserably failed to play the role of opposition leader after 2009 and question the Government on its anti-people policies,” he said charging Naidu with trying to cheat the people once again with his empty promises.
Gattu said that after coming to power by backstabbing NTR, Naidu also backstabbed NTR’s pet schemes by dispensing with the Rs.2 a kg rice scheme and the prohibition. “Naidu had increased the rate of subsidy rice from Rs.2 to Rs.5.25 a kg while reducing the quantity of rice from 20 kg to 16 kg. While NTR imposed Rs. 50 per HP on motors used for agricultural purposes, Naidu hiked it to Rs. 620,” he recalled.
Gattu said TDP’s 1999 election manifesto promised to provide free education from KG to PG for all girls but he never implemented it. “With the Koti (1 crore) Varalu (promises), he wants to cheat people 1 crore times,” Gattu said.
Reminding that YSR hiked the pensions for the differently-abled from Rs.75 to Rs.500 and provided 3 per cent reservations to them during the regime, Naidu during his regime of 9 years hiked the pensions to Rs.75 from the Rs.50 given by the NTR regime.
The promises of Naidu, who ruled like a dictator and said 60 per cent of the employees were corrupt and no free things should be given to the people, are all bogus and people do not believe him going by his past record. “I only ask you not to try to cheat the people once again,” he warned Naidu. INN