Congress Not Extinct In Seemandhra: Padmaraju
APCC chief spokesperson Rudraraju Padmaraju dismissed Chandrababu Naidu's claim that Congress was extinct in Seemandhra.
Hyderabad | 25th March 2014
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee chief spokesperson Rudraraju Padmaraju, on Tuesday, claimed that although the Congress party has become weak in Seemandhra, it's presence is still not going to be completely eliminated from the region.
Speaking to media personnel at Indira Bhavan, Rudraraju dismissed the claims of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu that the Congress party will become extinct in the Seemandhra region after the ensuing elections.
He contended that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh has weakened the position of Congress in many areas, but the party still exists in the region, and will make a comeback in the near future.
He said that the Congress party has passed through similar situations several times in the past, and every time, it has bounced back with a bang.
Rudraraju accused Naidu of trying to lure the Congress leaders away from the party by tempting them with hefty packages secured using his illegal wealth.
"By admitting Congress leaders into his party, Naidu is trying to give an impression that the TDP will come to power in the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh," claimed Padmaraju.
He asked the TDP chief to stop enacting such political dramas.
The APCC leader also enquired how the TDP proposes to develop the Seemandhra region.
He said that the Congress-led UPA government has already announced several packages for the development of Seemandhra, and has given complete clarification on its vision for the residuary Andhra Pradesh state.
"However, the TDP is just trying to catch the people's attention by attractive slogans," he said.
Questioning Naidu's commitment towards Seemandhra, he said that Naidu should not have given a letter to the Centre supporting the formation of the Telangana region. (INN)
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