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YSRCP ups the ante against TDPNaidu has taken people for a ride, says Balineni

Dubbing the four years of the Telugu Desam government at office an ‘era of misrule’, the YSR Congress Party activists laid siege to the District Collector’s office here on Wednesday.

Leading the protesters, former Minister and party Ongole Parliamentary Constituency president Balineni Srinivasa Reddy accused Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu of belying the hopes of people.

Poll promises

“The TDP has taken the State for a ride by making more than 600 promises in the run-up to the 2014 polls to people and promptly reneging on them. Four years on, none of the promises made to farmers, women, youth and other sections of people has been fulfilled yet,” Mr. Srinivasa Reddy alleged, adding that many big ticket projects announced by TDP after assuming office are still on the papers.

He said the port proposed at Ramayapatnam was yet to see the light as the government was protecting the interests of a private port operator by not allowing any other port to come up close to it.

Ridiculing the TDP for campaigning in favour of its traditional rival the Congress after snapping ties with the BJP at the fag-end of the term, he said the move was an attempt to cover up TDP’s failures.

‘Paltry allocation’

“During the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s regime, a majority of the works of the Pula Subbaiah Veligonda project were completed. Yet, it project still hangs fire, thanks to the paltry allocation made by the Chandrababu Naidu government,” said A.Suresh, YSRC MLA from S.N. Padu. The meagre allocation for the project was not even enough to pay salaries to staff and power bill, added YSRC Markapur MLA Janke Venkat Reddy.

“How much time the TDP government needs to fulfil the promises made to the district such as setting up of mines and minerals university and veterinary university,” asked YSRC Addanki Assembly in-charge B. Ch.Garataiah.