Vijayawada,TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Helping Ruling Party Workers Is Also A Process Of Democracy, Says AP CM
In an advisory that is bound to trigger a controversy, AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday asked district collectors to involve TDP workers in all development activities to help him win next elections too.
“Satisfying political workers of the ruling party is also a process of democracy,” Naidu told the collectors’ conference here, inviting the wrath of YSR Congress Party. “Naidu had turned the collectors’ conference into a party affair,” the opposition party charged, sharply criticizing the CM’s diktat to collectors to honour the word of TDP leaders and workers.
“You may want to follow the rule book. It may be good for you. But, it will send us home packing,” Naidu said leaving the collectors stumped.
Articulating his ‘political mission’ after unveiling government `growth plan’, Naidu said he wanted officials to take party workers along with them in doing ‘good things to society’. “You will not come to our rescue once we lose power.
No official will be around. It is our party workers who will stay with us,” said Naidu.