Ahead of next elections, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu rolled out a political stunt in the name of launch of Anna canteens to provide meals to the poor at the highly subsidized price. After completing four years in the office, the chief minister woke up to fulfill the promise of inauguration of Anna Canteens on July 11 in many districts. In the first phase, he announced inauguration of 100 canteens.
In fact, the AP government had sought people's opinion on the set up of the canteens and prepared 18 models displaying the portraits of Chandrababu and TDP found President NT Rama Rao. But into implementation, the models were not reflected at the canteen opened in the new Secretariat. Government erected only a shed with iron sheets to run the canteen. As the canteen is lacked basic facilities, people stopped coming to the canteen which has been closed finally.
To expose Chandrababu's failure, YSR Congress MLA A Ramakrishna Reddy opened ' Rajanna canteen' in his own constituency and providing meals at only Rs 4 per plate.
The YSRCP legislator raised the state government's negligence in opening the canteen but the CM did not respond. Not alone canteens, Chandrababu failed to honour a single promise till date. The TDP Chief has come to power by hoodwinking people with 600 false promises.