Work hard to bring back Cycle rule: Lokesh
Vijayawada: Telugu Desam national general secretary Nara Lokesh on Wednesday came down heavily on the Jagan Mohan Reddy government.
After inviting the former chairman of the Mangalagiri municipality K Srinivas Rao and others to the TD fold, Lokesh said chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy “is a liar.” He said the late NT Rama Rao as chief minister developed Andhra Pradesh. NTR introduced reservations for Backward Classes and also provided rights for women in their ancestral property.
As the municipal chairman of Mangalagiri, Kondru Srinivas Rao developed the town, he said, and promised “proper position for him in the party.
Lokesh said those who are close to the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy were being shunted out of the YSRC now as “Jagan does not like them.” He promised to develop Mangalagiri once the TD returned to power, and urged the people to bring the Cycle, TD symbol, back to power.
Lokesh expressed concern that obstructions were created to TD chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu when he tried to enter his home constituency. He said 13 false cases were filed against him.
Lokesh alleged that Jagan Reddy withdrew pensions to the poor. “I am undertaking a pada yatra for 4000km for 400 days from Jan 27 in the name of 'Yuva Galam',” he said and sought the blessings of the people.
Lokesh assured the people of Mangalagiri that he would always be available for them for any kind of assistance.
Top TD leaders including MLAs paid rich tributes to NTR in the party offices all over AP Wednesday to mark the late leader's birth anniversary. In Vizag, Visakhapatnam north MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao said NT Rama Rao’s name has been etched in the history of Telugu-speaking people.
Visakhapatnam East MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu, Visakhapatnam West MLA PVGR Naidu, MLC Duvvarapu Rama Rao and former MLAs Gandi Babji and Palla Srinivasa Rao were present.
Similar programmes and blood donation camps were held by TD leaders all over the state to mark NTR’s 27th death anniversary.