Naidu’s speech at Collectors’ meet flayed

Aug 7, 2014: Taking strong objection to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s address
to the District Collectors and SPs meet, YSR Congress has said he has been
inciting the official machinery to extend all help to his party cadre and the
accent was more on making TDP members part of development process and not the
people as a whole.  

“Time and
again Chandrababu Naidu has strongly hinted to the district administration at
favouring TDP cadre in implementing all the welfare schemes and he was speaking
like the President of TDP and not as Chief Minister of the State,” party
spokesperson Vasireddy Padma told reporters here on Thursday.  

statement that they have to go to the people and the cadre should be made part
of the development process shows his shallow attitude which is bereft of
providing welfare measures to all sections of the society cutting across the
party lines.  

“This is
stark nepotism and a person who was sworn-in to the highest office in the State
to serve the people without any prejudice or favour has broken the oath with
such brazen talk at the conference of the highest officials of the districts.  

When YSR
took over as Chief Minister, he implemented the schemes above party lines and
every person, irrespective of the party affiliation, had benefited out of the
welfare schemes. The spirit of welfare activity is lost with Naidu taking sides
at the Collectors’ Conference by openly suggesting that they have to win seats
next time and this should be kept in mind while implementing welfare schemes,
she said.  

“We have
seen the gross misuse of official machinery during the Mayor and ZPTC
Chairperson elections and such undemocratic statements would encourage
discrimination at all levels which is not good for administration.”  

speech was like rubbing TDP agenda on the officials leaving the decorum of
governance to winds. It is not political governance but the administration is
run on a set or norms which cannot be overlooked and if such unsavory message
comes from the top level, it will be in a bad taste. It turns worse when the
message percolated to lower rung, she added.

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