AAP May Have to Pay Heavy Price for Congress Support, Says Naidu - The New Indian Express

AAP May Have to Pay Heavy Price for Congress Support, Says Naidu

Published: 07th January 2014 09:16 AM

Last Updated: 07th January 2014 09:16 AM

Finding fault with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for taking support of Congress party to form government in Delhi, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu said that the AAP would have to pay heavy price for its decision.

Addressing Dwacra women at NTR Trust Bhavan here on Monday, Naidu said that the AAP has fought against corrupt rule of the Congress and had won seats on anti-Congress votes and now joining hands with it to form government was not a good move.

“AAP may face a lot of problems in implementing its poll promises, especially probe against Sheila Dikshit government. Congress can pull the rug from under it anytime and in such a situation how could it work independently,” he wondered.

Coming down heavily on Congress-led UPA government, the TDP chief alleged that the UPA government had destroyed the country in all the fields and damaged country’s reputation in the world. Terming Congress president Sonia Gandhi as “queen of corruption” he said that the Congress had looted the country under her leadership and introduced corruption in every field.

Accusing YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of looting the state, he said that Jagan during his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s term colluded with corrupt corporate companies and looted the state to a tune of over one lakh crores. “YSR had promised to make each Dwacra women a millionaire but made them poor and in turn made his son billionaire,” he alleged.

Taking a dig on TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao he said that KCR was investing black money in his farm house to convert it into white. “How can anyone get 1 crore rupees per acre as income when cost of agriculture inputs has increased ten times. I think he was using his black money to cultivate vegetables that’s why he was getting profits,” he remarked.

Announcing sops for women, Naidu said once his party was back in power he would take the entire responsibility of women of the State and take care of their needs. “Welfare and safety of the women would be given utmost priority. From providing 33 per cent reservation in the legislative bodies to waiving loans taken by Dwacra women groups, the party would see that all the needs of women are addressed,” he said.  He said that he would reduce the prices of domestic gas cylinders and ban belt shops in the State. He recalled that during TDP regime about 32 lakh gas cylinders were distributed among poor families under ‘Deepam’ scheme.

He said that if voted to power he would appoint women drivers in RTC and even start women taxi services across the state.

Dwacra women from city and other districts interacted with Naidu.

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