Naidu promises Handri water for Perur

Published: 08th October 2012 11:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2012 11:37 AM   |  A+A-

Telugu Desam president Nara Chandrababu Naidu, who launched his padayatra here on October 2, has covered a distance 100 km so far as his march entered the six day and reached the Kothapalle crossroad in Kambadur mandal on Sunday afternoon.

Heavy rain, which lashed Perur village in Ramgiri mandal where Naidu made his night-halt in the Perur dam site on Saturday,  delayed Naidu’s march for some time as it rained also on Sunday morning.

Undeterred, Naidu stuck to his schedule and inspected the Perur dam which has remained dry and empty for a decade. The dam was constructed for supply of drinking water to the 30-odd villages in the area. He promised to take steps for release of water to the dam from the Handri-Neeva Sujala Sravanti project if his party returned to power in 2014.

Later, Naidu visited a dhobi ghat near the dam and washed some clothes along with the washermen there. After interacting with them, he assured to include the washermen’s community in SCs if his party was voted to power in 2014.

He then interacted with students of AP Residential School at Perur who asked Naidu how he would tackle corruption if he came to power. In reply Naidu recalled that during his stint as chief minister for nine years he had provided transparent and corruption-free administration and sounded confident that he could do it again.

After completing the padayatra in the Raptadu constituency, Naidu entered Edugurallpalle in Kambadur mandal in the Kalyanadurgam constituency which is being represented by revenue minister N Raghuveera Reddy.

After marching through Kurakulapalle, Chennampalle, Ralla Anantapur and Atchampalle Cross, Naidu stopped at Kotagutham for lunch and resumed his padayatra later on. He unveiled the statues of TDP founder NT Rama Rao at Atchampalle and Kambadur.

After passing through Rallapalle, Jallipalle Cross, Vantareddypalle, Kambadur, Kothapalle, Tadepalle and Andepalle, and walking for 20.20 km on the sixth day of his mission, he halted for the night at Mukundarlapalle.

Addressing people at several places, Naidu assured them the TDP, if elected to power, would save people from the present crisis caused by the corrupt Congress government. He took a dig at revenue minister N.Raghuveera Reddy and criticised the weather-based insurance scheme.

As almost all the villages covered by Naidu on Sunday were once Maoist- affected areas, police made elaborate security arrangements.


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