Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today asked people to give him a “renewed mandate” in view of the work done by him in the last three years.
He said his party should win all the 175 seats in the 2019 state assembly elections.
Although the general elections in Andhra Pradesh are still about 21 months away, the Telugu Desam supremo virtually kicked off his party’s campaign.
“I can stand in front of each house (in the state) and say what I have done for them, the benefits delivered to each family in the last three years,” Naidu said, kick starting the party’s 50-day ‘Intintiki Telugu Desam’ programme at Tettangi village in Srikakulam district.
“I have delivered what all I promised (in 2014) and much more. I have a whole lot of data related to it. So, I am requesting you to give me another opportunity to serve you.
“Target 2019. We have to win all the 175 assembly seats.
When I am giving you everything, why should you look towards other parties? Bless me, give me the strength to serve you again and I will do much more for your well being,” the chief minister asserted.
The coming election should be a one-sided affair, he said, wondering why people would not elect those who did all good.
The TDP chief asked women self-help groups to take the onus of propagating the government goodies to people.
Claiming that 60 per cent of people in the state were happy with his government’s performance, Naidu said he would take the figure to 80 and 90 per cent.
“Ours is a party of the poor, the downtrodden. I am giving all benefits to them, even to other sections, despite all the economic hardship we are facing (as a result of the state bifurcation),” he claimed.
TDP state president K Kala Venkat Rao, state Transport Minister K Atchannaidu, MP K Rammohan Naidu, legislators and others attended the party programme.
Naidu also visited a few houses in the district and enquired from people whether the benefits from the government were reaching them, and if corruption was prevalent.
“There is no corruption and all benefits are reaching the beneficiaries ,” he said later.