Centre creating hurdles while Naidu toiling for State development: Ravula

Centre creating hurdles while Naidu toiling for State development: Ravula
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Taking umbrage on the Union government for not fulfilling promises made to Andhra Pradesh, TDP politburo member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy today alleged that the Centre was creating hurdles for TDP when its leader Chandrababu Naidu was trying to take the State on a development path.

Speaking to the media at NTR trust bhavan here today, Ravula said the TDP and BJP contested elections in 2014 jointly. Later, the TDP became an ally of NDA hoping that AP would get benefits from this alliance. But the Centre has miserably failed to implement promises like setting up of universities, railway zone and other industries as envised in A P Reorganisation Act 2014, Ravula alleged.

The TDP leader also stated that the Centre was not removing the hurdles and problems in providing special category to Andhra Pradesh. The party has effectively faced such a political situation since 1984 as it was not new in politics. Party supremo Chandrababu Naidu would face such crisis effectively, he said. Terming the allegations of Janasena president Pawan Kalyan against TDP young leader and minister Nara Lokesh as baseless, Ravula said Pawan Kalyan’s allegations are meaningless as Lokesh had made it clear that he did not know who was Shekhar Reddy.

TDP minority cell State president Mohammad Tajuddin, who was present, alleged that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao did nothing for the welfare of Minorities in the State. Every year, KCR was providing more funds for Muslim welfare in the budget, but not releasing even one tenth of the allotment funds, he added. (NSS)