HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who had expressed displeasure over the performance of his ministerial colleagues during the recent Cabinet meeting by measuring their progress with ‘performance indicators’, now focused his attention on the “conduct” of his party MLAs during the ongoing budget session of the state Assembly.
While addressing his party law makers, during the TDLP meeting held here Thursday, Naidu is learnt to have expressed his dissatisfaction over some of his members ‘poor performance’ in the House.
According to sources, Naidu told his MLAs, “Only 52 members spoke in the House so far. I want every MLA to be proactive and raise issues concerning the people of his or her constituency on the floor of the House.”
The TDP chief is learnt to have asked his party members to prepare themselves before coming to the Assembly.
During the marathon meeting, that lasted almost three hours, Naidu is understood to have told the MLAs that the government had decided to constitute boards for temple trusts and market committees in the State very soon.
Hence, he asked the MLAs to suggest names of their choice for the temple boards and market committees.
Naidu Considers his Son’s Advice
During the TDLP meeting, Naidu reportedly told his party MLAs that the government was planning to change the toll-free numbers of emergency services such as ambulance from the existing three-digit to single-digit form to help people remember these numbers easily.
In fact, the suggestion was given to Naidu by his son Nara Lokesh some days ago. Lokesh, who is the coordinator of ‘Welfare Fund’ set up for the workers of the TDP, had earlier advised the TDP leaders that the toll-free numbers of the emergency services be changed to single digit.
Meanwhile, Naidu asked the MLAs to constitute village and mandal committees to strengthen the party at the grassroots.
CM to participate in Gurupujotsavam
Guntur: Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu will visit Guntur on Friday to participate in Gurupujotsavam programme to be held on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day. The Gurupujotsavam will be held at Parade Grounds in Guntur. About 10,000 to 12,000 members from student and academic community will participate in the programme. It is significant that the chief minister is visiting Guntur for the first time after announcing the capital in the Vijayawada region. He will immediately leave for Hyderabad after the programme.