Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N. Chandrababu Naidu has underscored the crucial importance of the TDP-Jana Sena Party (JSP) alliance securing victory in the 2024 elections as a means to protect Andhra Pradesh from what he perceives as the oppressive rule of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). Speaking at a party meeting welcoming leaders from various constituencies into the TDP, Naidu emphasized the alliance’s mission to rescue the state from Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s policies, warning that a second term under Reddy’s leadership would have ominous consequences.
Expressing concern over the perceived decline of the state under Jagan Mohan Reddy’s administration, Naidu urged the electorate to consider the potential worsening of their situation if the YSRCP were to retain power. He urged voters to prioritize the future of the state over individual leadership.
During the meeting, Naidu welcomed YSRCP MLAs, including Undavalli Sridevi and Mekapati Chandrasekhar Reddy, from various constituencies into the TDP. He stressed the importance of voters making informed decisions to avoid compounding challenges during the upcoming elections.
Naidu remained open to comparing the achievements of the YSRCP rule with that of the TDP, pointing out perceived failures such as securing Special Category Status and a separate railway zone for the state. He also criticized Jagan Mohan Reddy for alleged mismanagement of the Polavaram project and unfulfilled promises.
Accusing Jagan Mohan Reddy of treating the YSRCP as a personal domain, Naidu highlighted instances where party MLAs were allegedly unable to express their views openly. He criticized the YSRCP government for not implementing prohibition on liquor, retaining the contributory pension scheme, and other actions hindering the state’s development after bifurcation. Naidu particularly emphasized the perceived mishandling of the development of Amaravati, the proposed people’s capital.
In conclusion, Naidu announced plans to tour constituencies after December 20, engaging with the public and emphasizing his vision for the state’s progress under the TDP-JSP alliance.