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Mr. Chandrababu Naidu was on his 72nd visit to Adilabad district to participate in a couple of programmes arranged in the Sirpur and Khanapur Assembly constituencies. The Chief Minister first flew down to Dahegaon mandal, where he inaugurated the Palvai Purshottam Rao irrigation project named after the slain Sirpur MLA. He then arrived at Khanapur to participate in the concluding day of the `Chaduvula Panduga'.
He laid the foundation stones for 132/33 KV sub station, high-level bridge across the Godavari near Badankurthi, modernisation works of Sadarmath anicut and lining works of Saraswati canal. He unveiled the statue of former Chief Minister, N.T.Rama Rao, at the Khanapur junction.
The Major Irrigation Minister, Kadiyam Srihari, the Handlooms and Textiles Minister, Padala Bhoomanna, the Adilabad MP, S.Venugopala Chary, the Khanapur MLA, Rathod Ramesh, and others were among those present.
Mr. Chandrababu Naidu launched a blistering attack against the Congress for its ``doublespeak''. He said the free power promise made by the Congress was not possible, and pointed out that no Congress-ruled State was making the offer. He said even the four States which were going to the polls on December 1 had not included it in their poll manifesto. He said the Congress was `fooling people' by making false promises, and urged people not to fall for such promises which cannot be fulfilled.
He called upon people to be wary of political parties which were demanding a separate State for Telangana. He said development was possible only in united Andhra Pradesh. People should not get carried away by the promises made by the Telangana political parties. He indirectly referred to the ``promise'' made by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti that it would sell the Nizam's jewellery worth Rs. 43,000 crores to complete the pending irrigation projects. He told the people that in fact the Government of India had long back purchased the jewellery.
Mr. Chandrababu Naidu then launched a tirade against naxals accusing them of preventing development. Stating that he had no enmity with naxals, he said the outdated ideology of the naxals was not suited to the present day situation.
He urged them to join the mainstream. He took serious exception to the statement by the PW leadership that the TDP had been banned and he would be eliminated at any cost. Mr. Naidu said he had the full support of people and would not the cowed down by such threats. He wanted people to defeat all such forces which were encouraging naxals.
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