AP can move forward only if TDP comes back to power, says Lokesh

Amaravathi, Jan 20: The TDP national general secretary, Mr Nara Lokesh, on Friday felt that the only alternative for the State to move on the progressive path is that the TDP should come back to power.

Addressing party politburo members, the senior leaders, MPs and others through a video conference on the eve of his launching his pada yatra ‘Yuva Galam’ on January 27, Mr Nara Lokesh said that the people of the State are suffering in this psycho rule. “We have been struggling with this psycho for the past three-and-half years which we have never witnessed earlier,” Mr Lokesh said.

Maintaining that remaining in power or sitting in the Opposition is nothing new to the TDP, he felt that the State is now passing through a strange situation. The TDP leaders and activists are being subjected to various kinds of harassment and false cases are being registered against them, Mr Lokesh said and appreciated the party leaders and activists for continuously waging a war against this psycho rule.

“The strength of the TDP is always its activists and its leaders and we are ready to even sacrifice our lives for the sake of the party flag,” Mr Nara Lokesh said. Had the TDP, while in power, acted in such a manner like how the Chief Minister, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, is acting now the YSRCP would not have been in existence now, he remarked.

Observing that Mr Jagan is misusing his power only to take revenge, Mr Lokesh said that not even a single section is happy with YSRCP. “Women, farmers, youth, employees and even police officials are strongly opposing the YSRCP rule,” he stated.

Mr Lokesh maintained that the mafia, be it liquor, sand or mining, is ruling the roost and the prices of even essential commodities are skyrocketing during this YSRCP regime. “What is surprising is that the Chief MInister is not even allowing us to supply food to the poor,” he said.

Mr Lokesh felt that the YSRCP activists too are strongly opposing the policies of the Government and the anti-incumbency is growing by the day. “This is the reason as to why Ministers and MLAs of the ruling party too are highly critical of Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy,” he noted.

Now the war is on one side and the people are sailing with the TDP, he felt and declared that the countdown has begun for the psycho rule and the cycle rule is all set to come back, Mr Nara Lokesh observed. Maintaining that the TDP has already reached the common man with the ‘Badude Badudu’, and ‘Idemi Kharma Mana Rashtraniki’ programmes, he said that with all the blessings of the people, the party leaders and the activists he is soon undertaking pada yatra only to fight against the anti-people policies of the State Government.

“I will have first hand information on the problems being faced by all sections of the people and will take the issues to the notice of the Government. If the Government does not respond positively then the problems will be resolved once the TDP is back in power,” Mr Lokesh stated.

Seeking the support of all those who took part in the video conference for his 4,000-km-long pada yatra, Mr Nara Lokesh promised to work hard for realising the dreams of the Late NT Rama Rao and take forward the vision of the TDP national president, Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu. All the senior leaders promised to extend their cooperation for the pada yatra.