People will reject Naidu’s padayatra :Ambati

Hyderabad, September 25: Questioning the sanctity of the proposed padayatra of TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu, YSRCP spokesperson Ambati Rambabu has said the exercise will be rejected by the people who are well aware of the his antics during his nine year term as Chief Minister. 

Speaking to media here on Tuesday he said, “trying to emulate YSR, Chandrababu Naidu has chalked out the Padayatra with the slogan- I am coming for you- which has a heavy political accent. He has no moral right to undertake the mass contact programme as all sections of people underwent serious hardships during his tenure.”  

Dubbing Chandrababu Naidu as a copycat, he said; “When YSR won the 2004 elections with tie-up with TRS, CPI and CPM, Naidu did the same in 2009 but could not get a majority. He is trying to improvise the Padayatra of YSR but the difference lies in the approach itself. 
While YSR has mingled with the people and announced pro-farmer and pro-poor policies, Naidu has no premise for the mass contact programme as he ridiculed the free-power and other welfare schemes of YSR.” 

Chandrababu Naidu, who was the leader of Opposition for nine years and heads a Party which has 30-year standing, has gone down in the history of the State as a Chief Minister who has increased power tariff for seven to eight times and increased it by 100 per cent. RTC bus charges were hiked 5 to 6 times during his nine year term and gas price went up by cent per cent between 1999 and 2002, he said. 

“With such a past history, people will reject Naidu’s padayatra outright,” he said and drew a parallel with the present Congress governance which has also increased the power tariff and RTC bus charges and people are sure to reject both the Parties in the 2014 elections. 

His contention that his padayatra, structured by film directors and actors, is aimed at creating awareness among the people will have no buyers as his political graph is moving southwards with the party voting percentage coming down from 44 per cent in 1994 to 28.21 per cent in 2009. 

Of the 42 by-polls held after the death of YSR, TDP did not win a single seat and lost deposit in 25 constituencies besides conceding six seats, he said adding that Chandrababu Naidu should be more forthcoming about his policies during the padayatra, he said. 

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