TDP chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today made sensational remarks against the state's YSR Congress Party-led government, and alleged that it would turn all the villages of AP into graveyards if it won the upcoming Panchayat elections.
He made these remarks during a virtual conference with the party in-charges of the 175 Assembly constituencies of the state and other prominent party leaders.
Speaking on the occasion he asked the TDP leaders to prevent forceful unanimous elections in the state, and made clear his belief that AP's villages would "suffer greatly" if the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) won the Panchayat elections in the state.
"If the fate of the state's rural populace goes into the hands of the YSRCP, the villages will face ruin. The ruling party will turn our villages into graveyards. We must ensure that we win, and then work to maintain peace and bring development to the rural areas of our state," the TDP supremo said.
Naidu has been attacking the Jagan regime on the issue of the upcoming Panchayat elections for the past few days. He expressed his displeasure
at the government's "reluctance" to conduct the rural body elections amidst the ongoing pandemic, and accused it of being undemocratic by not complying with the decision of AP's State Election Commission (SEC) to go ahead with the elections.
Countering the allegation, government advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy claimed that the SEC Commissioner was an agent of the TDP
, and was therefore trying to forcefully conduct the elections.