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Our self-respect is at stake: AP Chief Minister

Likening the fight with the Modi government to the one by Vietnam against the US, Andhra Pradesh and TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu said like the Vietnam people who inflicted a blow to the US military personnel, the 5-crore people in Andhra should also fight for self-respect.
 
Addressing the party cadre in Anantapur, Naidu told them to remind the people the way they had voted 10 MLAs back to power and reinstated TDP founder late N.T. Rama Rao as the CM. He wanted cadre to urge the people to vote back the party candidates to power in the district so that development is not stalled. He accused PM Modi of using Opposition leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy as a pawn to stall the development in the state.
 
Addressing a rally in Kurnool, Rayalaseema would have remained a backward region heaped with stones (rallaseema), had he not taken initiative to provide irrigation water to the region.
 
He said concerted efforts were put in to improve horticulture in the region. “Now, Kurnool is earning profits more than East and West Godavari in horticulture.  “We will ensure that the region is turned into ‘ratanalaseema’,” he said.
 
On Galeru-Nagari, he said 95 per cent of works had been completed and that Polavaram works were also progressing at a brisk pace.
 
He said that T.G. Bharat was the party MLA candidate and thar S.V. Mohan Reddy, the sitting MLA, would take up other responsibilities. 
 
He asked Srisailam MLA Budda Rajasekhar Reddy to work for the party even when the latter said he wanted to quit politics due to his wife’s illness. He promised that the party would extend all help to his family.
 
Addressing another meeting in Kadapa, Naidu sought justice from the local people with regard to Y.S. Vivekananda’s murder. “If Jagan’s own kin do not have security, will he spare any one else?,” he questioned. He alleged that some ‘insiders’ in YS family conspired and ‘eliminated’ Viveka.
 
Naidu appealed to the people to think of benefits in the long run and vote for a stable government.

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