The former chief minister and TDP national president, Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu, on Wednesday announced Rs 10 lakh each as ex gratia to the kin of those who died in the stampede at his public meeting.
Expressing deep regret at the loss of lives, Mr Chandrababu Naidu said that those who died are the family members of the TDP and it is a great loss to the party. “It is really a great agony that the family members of the TDP who fought for the interest of the State, who attended the party public meeting here have lost their valuable lives,” Mr Chandrababu Naidu said.
Promising that he will stand by the family members of those who died in the incident, Mr Chandrababu said that he will not only pay the ex gratia to the family members but also will help for the education of their children. He also ordered the party activists to stay back in Kandukur till the last rites of the dead are complete.
The president of the State unit of the TDP, Mr Atchen Naidu, also said that the death of seven persons at the public meeting of Mr Chandrababu is a great tragedy and the party will stand by the family members of the deceased.