Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu asked voters of Telangana to bring his party to government so that young men and women in the region could be gainfully employed.
Using “Bring Babu to get Job” as his slogan for initiating his campaign in Telangana on Saturday, Naidu said unemployment in the region was high because of the Congress-led UPA government’s neglect in the past two terms.
The road show began from Kukatpalli, one of the seven assembly segments of the Malkajgiri parliamentary constituency. Naidu asked voters to rid the state as well as the country of the Congress that has become a “gang of thieves”.
“The Congress has become a gang of thieves and looted the country in the last ten years. Same happened in Andhra Pradesh as well. The party is steeped in corruption and it is time we get rid of it,” he said.
He said only the TDP has the right to seek votes as it was solely responsible for the all-round development of Hyderabad city. “What all development that Hyderabad witnessed, happened during the TDP rule between 1995 and 2004. The Congress that came to power subsequently only indulged in a looting spree and left the city in the lurch,” the former Chief Minister said.
Later, at a public meeting in Balanagar, Naidu said that he chose Ch Malla Reddy, an academician as Lok Sabha candidate, so that he would do well for the youth in the constituency.
The TDP chief continued his road show at Balanagar, Qutbullapur and Malkajgiri today that formed part of the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency. He will continue electioneering in Chevella Lok Sabha constituency tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Chandrababu's son Lokesh also launched the TDP campaign from Nimmakuru in Krishna district, the native village of his grandfather and party founder-president N T Rama Rao.