Naidu scared of losing elections, says Konda

Hyderabad, March 10, 2014: Scared
of facing the elections on his own, TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu is trying to
cobble up a Front inviting yet-to-launch political parties but his grand
alliance will fall flat before the popularity wave of YSR Congress which is all
set to hog the limelight in the ensuing multiple elections to local bodies,
Assembly and Parliament.

“Chandrababu Naidu has been
frustrated with his party rating taking a beating during the past four years
while YSR Congress, which will complete three years of its launch soon, stood
as a force winning election after election and the TDP leader is trying to
set-up a Front by creating a Grand Alliance which will have no impact as people
have shown their mood in the earlier elections,” party spokesperson Konda
Raghava Reddy told reporters here on Monday.

Chandrababu Naidu who used
to carry his signature mark of waving two fingers as a victory symbol has
changed to waving his hand at the crowds. Both TDP and Congress have ganged up
in the twin Godavari districts to fight against YSR Congress and won a couple
of seats in a shameful manner.

“This time around, Naidu
inviting Kiran Kumar Reddy and his Party and a film actor who is in the news
for planning to launch a new party only shows that the TDP is scared of going
to the people and has send enough signals that it will have an understanding
with political parties, open, secret or otherwise with the singular view of
fighting the common adversary YSRCP but such designs have taken a beating on
many occasions,” he said.

The remarks of State
Election Commissioner P Ramakanath Reddy clearly show that there was laxity on
part of the State Government as it did not hold the local bodies’ elections on
time. “It is proven beyond doubt that Kiran Kumar Reddy has just put aside the
spirit of Panchayat Raj and elections were called only after Supreme Court has
passed serious strictures against the State Government.

For three years neither the
Chief Minister nor the leader of Opposition were bothered about
decentralization of power by holding elections to local bodies. Now these two,
who worked for mutual benefit are coming together to face the multi-layer

The state has lost over Rs
6,000 crores of Central funds as there were no elected representatives at
panchayat and mandal levels.

Equally responsible for the
laxity are the Botsa Satyanaryana and his successor as Panchayat Raj Minister K
Jana Reddy. YSR had the vision of planning for polls to local bodies
immediately after the government was formed so that election code will not
affect other welfare schemes. After him governance came to a standstill in the

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has
gone a step further and said, the elections need not be postponed on the
pretext of BC reservations and has called upon all political parties to arrive
at a consensus on the number of seats to be given to BCs and go ahead with the

Congress and TDP which were
on a losing spree in the by-elections were naturally averse to his idea and now
the elections scenario has been over-crowded, he said.

YSR welfare schemes have
benefitted all sections of the society and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy being with the
people and fighting with their cause will reflect in the mandate in the
elections, he said.


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