Actor exhorts youth to bring TDP back to power

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Guntur,Andhra Pradesh, Nov 5 (UNI) Making his political debut, Popular Telugu Actor and Telugu Desam Party Founder-President N T Rama Rao's son Balakrishna today gave a clarion call to the youth to end the ''corrupt'' Congress regime and bring the TDP back to power.

Addressing a massive public meeting, christened ''Yuva Garjana''(Youth's Roar), he asserted that ''the days of the corrupt Congress regime are numbered. Youth should teach a fitting lesson to the Congress which has failed on all fronts.'' The Congress Government was usurping the lands of the poor in the guise of Special Economic Zones, he alleged adding the TDP should be brought back to power to ensure the welfare of all sections of people.

While the previous TDP regime got recognition for the State the world over in various fields, the State was now subjected to attack by terrorists and there was an Andhra Pradesh link to bomb blasts in different parts of the country, he alleged.

It was under the ''so called pro-peasant Congress regime'' suicide by farmers continued unabated as also the starvation deaths of handloom weavers, he contended, adding the State farmers were facing acute shortage of power as also fertilisers.

Recalling that during the nine years of TDP Rule prices of essential commodities were kept under check even though the State witnessed drought in most of the years.

Though there was copious rains, the price of rice had shot up to Rs 30 per kg during Congress Regime as against Rs 14 during the previous TDP Regime, he said.

Another Noted Actor and N T Rama Rao's son N T Harikrishna claimed the government had failed on all fronts.

Over 5,000 farmers had ended their lives due to the ''wrong policies'' during the Congress regime, he alleged.

Impressed with the sea of humanity at the massive public meet, he expressed confidence that the TDP would return to power under the leadership of TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu.

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