Kurnool: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's Jana Chaitanya Yatra here on Saturday evoked good response with enthusiastic party cadre and the public evincing keen interest in the event.
A beaming Mr Naidu strike a chord with the surging supporters all along the padayatra which started at Kids World and culminated at Coles College where he addressed party workers.
The city was decked up in yellow, the party colour. The Kurnool Municipal Corporation put up a big show, painting the medians on the main arterial roads at Raj Vihar circle, Kondareddy Burju and prominent junctions.
Stressing that his government was committed to improving the living standards of the poor, Mr Naidu listed his 15-point programme and said that his intention was to increase the monthly income of every individual by at least Rs 10,000 so that they can lead a dignified life.
He said his government was encouraging poor students to study abroad by granting Rs 10 lakh assistance. He said that though he was pained at not getting special category status, AP would be the No. 1 state in the country by 2029. The fruits of his hard work was visible as the state was ranked No. 1 in the ease of doing business and energy saving parameters.
Addressing Muslims, Mr Naidu said that Kurnool was a great example of religious tolerance. “I like Kurnool because of its diversity and religious harmony,” Mr Naidu said.
Special DSC: The Chief Minister assured Muslim youth that those who have done their B.Ed in Urdu medium would be given a special chance to appear for DSC exam. He also said that Urdu University which is now being run from the Osmania College campus would soon be moving to its own accommodation may be within a year.
K.J. Reddy TD MLC candidate: The CM introduced industrialist K.J. Reddy as the party's MLC candidate for Rayalaseema graduates constituency at a party workers meeting and asked them to ensure his victory with a big majority.
Mr Naidu said that though the TD could win general elections easily, it has been finding it difficult to bag MLC seats....