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TDP legislators call off fast

Staff Reporter

Lives of leaders of utmost value to party, says Yerran Naidu

— Photo: R.V.S. PRASAD

Breaking fast: TDP polit bureau member K. Yerran Naidu giving fruit juice to MLA Paritala Sunitha in Anantapur on Tuesday.

ANANTAPUR: Three Telugu Desam MLAs — Paritala Sunitha, B. K. Parthasarathy and Palle Raghunath Reddy — and three other party leaders called off their indefinite fast at the instance of their party’s polit bureau member K. Yerran Naidu.

Expressing concern over their deteriorating health, Mr. Naidu persuaded the MLAs and three other party leaders V. Suri, Mahalakshmi Sreenivas and Rama Devi to end their hunger strike.

Centre criticised

Speaking to reporters at the Government General Hospital, the TDP polit bureau member strongly criticised the Centre and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for counting only the life of K. Chandrasekhar Rao more dearer than all the scores of Congress and TDP MLAs who were on fast in different parts of the State.

Mr. Naidu called upon the MPs to submit their resignations. Unless the government was destabilised, the Centre would not act, he maintained. He assured his party MPs that in the event of a mid-term poll it is the party’s responsibility to re-nominate them and ensure their victory.

Different tunes

The TD polit bureau member said that the lives of the party MLAs and leaders were of utmost value to the party and that was the reason why they were asked to call off their fast.

Their services will in turn be utilised to intensify the agitation as their leadership is crucial for the district.

When pointed out that the TDP was singing two different tunes in different regions and that Chandrababu Naidu has not spelt out his stand on the current agitation, Naidu retorted “Why should Chandrababu speak ? the Centre should speak, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi should be the ones who should spell out their party and government stand on the issue.”

He added that at an appropriate time the party president will speak. He evaded further questions on the issue.

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