Chandrababu promises textile VAT abolition

Published: 08th February 2013 10:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2013 10:52 AM   |  A+A-

Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu has offered several sops, including abolition of VAT on clothes during his Vastunna Meekosam Yatra at Chinakakani village on Thursday. Naidu commenced the second day of his padayatra in the district from NRI Medical College near Mangalagiri.

Interacting with the NRI Medical College students, the TDP supremo urged them to launch a crusade against corruption, which he termed the root cause of all evils. He alleged that former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy inflicted huge losses to the state exchequer by formalising many corrupt deals during his tenure. “Our party is determined to alleviate sufferings of farmers, rural artisans, women and other weaker sections,” he said and lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for increasing the fuel price.

“Both the Union and the state governments are competing to put unbearable burden on people who were already reeling under price hike,” he said.

Vijayawada: Former MLA Adusumilli Jayaprakash has demanded that TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu order party activists to remove belt shops, if he is really committed to help the poor.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Jayaprakash termed Naidu’s promise of removing the belt shops, if he is voted to power, a political gimmick.  “A majority of belt shops are owned by TDP activists,” he said and demanded that the TDP president direct the party cadre to remove or demolish all these illegal shops.

Referring to the statement of Naidu about his love towards Krishna district, Jayaprakash ridiculed him saying that due to overwhelming love, Naidu betrayed NTR for the chief minister’s post and refused party tickets to NTR loyalists.

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