Worried over “not so encouraging“ feedback on various welfare schemes and the performance of his cabinet colleagues, TDP supremo and AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to hold an interactive meeting with senior party functionaries in Vijayawada on Friday .
Sources said that TDP MLAs, MPs, politburo members and district-level leaders will attend the meeting where Naidu will give tips on improving the image of the party at the grass-roots level.They will also be entrusted with the task of popularising the development activities and welfare schemes of the government.
Naidu conducted the survey during May seeking feedback from about one lakh people from across 13 districts of AP. TDP sources told TOI that most respondents were unhappy over handing out sand reaches to self-help groups.
“There were many negative remarks on the sand quarrying initiative. The much-hyped loan waiver scheme too did not get the desired feedback. Most respondents said that farmers are not happy over the tardy implementation of the scheme.The implementation was just average,“ a senior party functionary pointed out. However, the government scored good marks when it comes to distribution of pensions to the elderly , widows and physicallychallenged.
Sources said that Naidu is of the view that despite `best efforts’, he could not bridge the gap between people and the government.
“It is the responsibility of party leaders and workers to see that welfare measures reach the targetted sections of society . Naidu also found out that many are not happy over the performance of some of his cabinet colleagues. One of the questions asked as part of the survey was whether ministers are easily accessible to the common man. There is lot of dissatisfaction at the grass-roots level. The coordination between ministers and party cadres is missing,“ the TDP leader said.
Discontent in Rayalaseema increasing
Anantapur: The pro-Rayalaseema agitation is gaining ground in all parts of the region with the Centre and the AP government ignoring the decentralisation of the development process in AP.
With the AP government concentrating on the development of its capital since a year, no concrete development was seen in the region. The only exception is the celebration of the Independence Day at Kurnool and the TDLP meeting at Tirupati.
Most visits of CM N. Chandrababu Naidu were connected to the Handri Neeva Sujalashravanthi irrigation project. But that got only poor budgetary allocation for its second phase and work is pending at many reaches. The Reorganisation Act got confined to paper after the Centre stopped responding to the issue of special status for the state and packages for Rayalaseema and Uttarandhra similar to Bundelkhand.