Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, Sep 12 (UNI) The TDP Supremo and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu today received an overwhelming response from the public during his first day of road show in West Godavari district.
Mr Naidu who reached Kovvur, from here this morning, was welcomed by his party workers and leaders. He held discussions with party leaders and Kovvur Legislator Pendyala Venkata Krishna Rao at Andhra Sugars guesthouse. He also visited Dommeru, Kapavaram, Tallapudi, Tadipudi, Gopalapuram mandals and addressed the public.
He met the villagers at the agricultural fields during his road show.
Speaking on the occasion, he alleged that the Congress government was issuing permission to open liquor shops all over the state. He called upon the people to fight against the liquor shops, from which the liquor was overflowing in rural areas of the state.
The government was getting an income of Rs 9,000 crore by raising the liquor sales in the state, compared to the earlier income of Rs 3,000 crore. He said women should agitate against these liquor shops.
Mr Naidu alleged that the government had miserably failed in maintaining the law and order situation in the state.
He said that the Congress leaders and their sons were involved in various criminal cases in the city. He pointed out the recent death of the realtor Prasanth Reddy, who was allegedly shot dead by PCC Chief K Kesava Rao's son Venkat.
He alleged that during his regime he encouraged the IT sector in the State, which was now neglected by the present government. The Congress leaders had become land grabbers and they did not even spare the poor people, he alleged.
The Congress leaders, led by Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy had robbed the exchequer, he claimed.
He said that the state government had failed to control the prices of essential commodities. Due to this, the poor people were striving hard to earn their livelihood.
Mr Naidu said that his party would send a team to study the quality of the developmental works, including irrigation projects that had been taken up by State Government. He said that due to the negligence of the government in checking the quality, the flyover collapsed at Punjagutta in the city recently.
He would participate in the TDP meeting to be held at Dwaraka Tirumala, the famous pilgrim centre known as 'Chinna Tirupati', tomorrow.