Adilabad/Nizamabad: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has called upon the people in Adilabad to vote for the Congress if they wanted to have development in their constituency. He was addressing a public meeting in Adilabad, as part of campaigning for party candidate C Ramachandra Reddy who is contesting the by-polls.
Launching a tirade against the TDP president, he said that farmers, BPL families and minorities suffered a lot due to 'misgoverance' by Chandrababu Naidu.
He listed out various development programmes taken up under the Congress like the 1-a-kg, interest free loans to women groups, loans to farmers, pensions to the poor, physically handicapped and others. Under the NREGS, an amount of Rs 9.70 crore was released and works worth Rs 1.14 crore were provided to people in the district during the last five years, the chief minister said. Kiran Reddy promised to give 50 per cent reservation to women in the upcoming local body polls.
On Arogyasri, he said that 13 lakh families benefited through it in the state.
He said that he and his counterpart in Maharashtra would soon hold a meeting to discuss on Pranahita-Chevella. BC welfare minister B Saraiah, Nirmal MLA E Maheshwar Reddy and other leaders were present.