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Mining issue central point of Naidu’s campaign

Staff Reporter

Accuses government of ignoring the development of the city

HYDERABAD: The report of the Central Empowered Committee of the Supreme Court recommending for stopping of illegal mining in Obulapuram and H. Siddapuram of Anantapur district, came in handy for the Telugu Desam supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu to lambast the ruling party, during his road shows on the last day of campaigning for the GHMC polls on Saturday.

Mr. Naidu who hit the roads in the afternoon, concluded his road show at Mallepally crossroads and wherever he addressed gatherings, the mining of iron ore was the central topic. Only in Budvel of Rajendranagar, he touched upon the local demand of granting house pattas.

“We will certainly give pattas if we bag the Mayor’s post,” Mr. Naidu told the impressive gatherings at Budvel.

Woos voters

Flashing his characteristic victory sign, Mr. Naidu breezed through Attapur, Budvel, Mylardevpally, Ziaguda, Gudimalkapur, Vijayanagar Colony and concluded his tour at Mallepally crossroads.

At all the places, he called upon people to ‘teach a fitting lesson’ to the Congress for its role in the ‘Obulapuram scandal’.

Mr. Naidu’s meetings evoked good response with hundreds of supporters, mostly women, participating in the election campaign.

Sparing no words in criticising the ruling party, he accused the government of ignoring the development of the city.

Promises amenities

“Except laying foundation stones, the government has failed to complete the works in time.” If his party candidates were elected, they would focus on improving the civic amenities in slums and colonies.

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