Hyderabad: The TDP would implement all the promises, including waiver of crop loans and loans to women self-help groups, it made during the recent general elections and also strive to build a corruption-free India, party president N Chandrababu Naidu said on Tuesday.
Telugu Desam would also emerge as a national party by the next general elections and contest not only in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana but also in other states, Naidu announced.
Inaugurating the TDP`s two-day annual conclave Mahanadu at Gandipet, 25-km from here, Chandrababu dedicated the recent electoral victory in (new) Andhra Pradesh to the rank and file saying the cadre was a priceless asset of the party.
"Transforming AP into the number one state in the country is TDP`s aim. Given the fact that the new state will start with a deficit budget of over Rs 17,000 crore, achieving the objective is no mean task.
"But with the support of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the co-operation of Telugu people, the TDP will make the impossible possible," he asserted, amidst thunderous applause by the party cadre.
He exuded confidence that the Prime Minister would extend all help to AP as promised.
"I will expend all energy that God gives me and strive to make Andhra Pradesh a golden state," Chandrababu, who will take oath as Chief Minister soon, said.
The TDP chief found fault with the previous UPA government over the manner in which the state bifurcation process was carried out.
"Equal justice was not done to both states. They took population as the basis for distribution of assets, liabilities and government staff but when it came to power, they went by the level of consumption," he pointed out.
The TDP would fight for building a modern and social Telangana and exert pressure on the state government to implement all promises it made to people, Naidu said.
"Though statehood was granted, the Congress has done injustice to Telangana as well. Farmers in Telangana will have to face power and water crisis in future. These have to be overcome," he said.
He asked the TRS government, which will rule Telangana from June 2, not to cause any damage to the `Brand Hyderabad` image.
He hoped the TRS government would take decisions acceptable to all and create an amicable atmosphere.
"The TDP will stand for the safety and security of people living in Hyderabad," Chandrababu asserted, seeking to allay apprehensions sought to be created by some TRS leaders with their "provocative statements".
Earlier, Chandrababu renewed his party membership, paid homage to TDP founder-president NT Rama Rao, inaugurated a photo exhibition in NTR`s memory and unfurled the party flag marking the inauguration of Mahanadu.