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We are with people: Naidu

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Visakhapatnam, Mar 29 (UNI) Former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu today reiterated that his party was "very clear about its policies to be with the people and fight for their rights." Addressing a press conference here, after visiting Gangavaram Village on Tuesday to take stock of the situation after the violence, he said the TDP will play a vital role as a responsible Oppositino party both outside and inside the Assembly.

Referring to the unfortunate incidents at Gangavaram, the TDP Supremo criticised the Congress for directing the officials and the police to take cudgels against the poor fisherfolk. He blamed the district administration for wrongly handling the situation.

"In fact, the Special Deputy Collector provoked the villagers and the police acted in haste to take vengeance and suppress the peaceful agitation," he claimed.

The TDP sought a proper rehabilitation package for the fisherfolk and demanded a judicial inquiry into the violent incident.

Appropriate action should be initiated against the officials concerned and the special deputy collector and the police officer should be suspended, he demanded.

Supporting the genuine demands of the fishermen to get proper rehabilitation package, he wanted an announcement of the required package by the state government and an assurance that this type of violence will not recur in future.

All displaced fishermen must be given ID cards and provided with job opportunities, he felt. Referring to 'dual posts' controversy, he recalled the Congress had started the system and now it was blaming the Opposition parties.

"We are clear on this issue and do not have any intention to attack Ms Sonia Gandhi personally," he said.

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