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Grassroot workers led TDP to victory: Naidu

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Jul 5 (UNI) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu today gave credit to his grassroot level workers for the party's good performance in Telangana, East and West Godavari and Anantapur in the local body polls Speaking to newsmen here, Mr Naidu said grassroot workers showed sincerity in supporting the party 'despite the use of money, liquor and muscle power by the Congress Government.' ''The TDP performed well in Khammam and Vizianagaram Districts also. With this victory, we have come to know the poor are still with the party. If we can organise ourself well, we can perform well in the coming elections,'' he said.

On the TDP's poor show in Srikakulam, Guntur and Prakasham Districts, Mr Naidu said in Srikakulam they suffered due to leadership problems.

''In Guntur and Prakasam Districts, the TDP lost due to manipulation in voters list. However, we will analyse and review the party's district-wise performance again,'' he added.

The TDP chief alleged the state government's negligence of Telangana region reflected on the Congress' performance.

He asked the government to take steps for transfer of all 29 powers and funds to the Panchayat Raj bodies as per the 73 and 74 Constitutional amendments.

Referring to the controversy over 240 acre of land in Ranga Reddy District, Mr Naidu accused the government of colluding with the bureacracy to give away land worth more than Rs 700 crore to eight people, 'violating all norms.' UNI ASJ GM 1602

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