Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief N
Chandrababu Naidu slammed the Centre over the way it dealt
with the fast proposed to be undertaken by social activist
Anna Hazare on the Lokpal Bill issue.
"The restrictions imposed on him amount to suppressing
the movement. People would understand the truth and they would
rebel. Since they (UPA government) have failed to check
corruption, social activists and civil society activists are
welcomed by people," he told reporters.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and member of Team Anna Hazare
Arvind Kejriwal had met Naidu earlier and sought his support
to their campaigns.
Naidu also said the party`s politbureau would meet
tomorrow to discuss issues of corruption and agriculture
crisis in the state.
"We will stand by farmers in the state, who have declared
crop holiday due to distress. We will take up a campaign on
the issue. National leaders of various parties would come to
see the fields. This Chief Minister (N Kiran Kumar Reddy)
cannot even go to the fields, where crop holiday has been
declared," he charged.
Asked about Union Home Minister P Chidambaram`s comments
that the Centre would convene a meeting of political parties
from Andhra Pradesh, if they made up their mind on the
Telangana issue, Naidu said it is for the Centre to take a
decision on the issue.
"It is his (Chidambaram) duty. After the Sri Krishna
Committee gave its report, we said it is for the Centre to
decide. You have power and responsibility. We had said we will
not attend the all-party meeting. Why should he put the blame
on us. They should decide. We are very clear," he said.