UNPA is a 'weakest front' in India: AP Minister

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Hyderabad, Nov 25 (UNI) Alleging that the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) was formed with the leaders of 'defeated and rejected' political parties by the people, Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister N Raghuveera Reddy today said the UNPA was the 'weakest front' ever formed in the country since 1975.

Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Reddy said there were differences of opinion on several issues among the UNPA leaders since it was formed. All the UNPA leaders were rejected by the people in the recent Assembly and 2004 general elections in the country.

Alleging that the 'Rytu Garjana' (farmers' meeting), organised by the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which all UNPA leaders attended yesterday was only a show, he said most of the participants in the meeting were TDP workers and not real farmers.

Accusing the TDP of booking cases against 1.5 lakh farmers during its nine year regime in the state and betraying them by not implementing its promises, Mr Reddy alleged that the TDP, Samajwadi Party (SP) and National Conference, allies of the UNPA, never solved the farmers' problems. They were now going to them for political benefits.

''We welcome the concerns of the TDP on farmers' issue, but the farmers will not forget the TDP's politics of cheating'', he charged, demanding that the TDP apologise to the farmers.


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