The Praja Rajyam president, K. Chiranjeevi, on Tuesday joined the chorus of the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, by calling the Telugu Desam president, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu “All free Babu”.
The PRP president ridiculed the freebies announced by Mr Naidu during his election campaign and said they were not practical. He said even the combined Budget of India and the US would not be sufficient to implement all the promises made by Mr Naidu.
While addressing the party’s district committees convention at Ravi Narayana Reddy auditorium in Hyderabad, Mr Chiranjeevi passed critical remarks against the Telugu Desam chief.
“Unmindful of the amount of money needed to implement his promises, the TD chief is promising the moon to the common man only to grab power. Mr Naidu who threw the TD founder N.T. Rama Rao’s pro-poor policies to the wind during his nine-year rule as the Chief Minister is now again singing pro-poor tune in order to come back to power,” Chiranjeevi said.
The PR chief said that apart from the Chief Minister, Mr Naidu was also responsible for the present Satyam scandal as Mr Ramalinga Raju was a blue-eyed boy during the erstwhile TD regime.
Meanwhile, the PR leadership decided to take up a mass contact programme Gadapa Gadapaku Praja Rajyam (PR at every threshold) from Wednesday in every village across the state in order to prepare the cadre for the ensuing elections.
During this programme, which will will go on till the elections, the PR leaders and workers will visit every house and try to persuade people about the PR policies and Chiranjeevi’s slogan of “change”.