YSRC calls the bluff of Naidu on BC welfare

The YSR Congress Party today flayed the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu for his remarks on the Backward Classes welfare and doled out statistics vouching for his neglect towards artisans and weaker sections during his nine year term. Talking to reporters here, party spokesperson Gatta Ramachandra Rao said Chandrababu Naidu during his nine year term has earmarked just Rs 348 crores while YSR in the year 2009-10 had given Rs 1,568 crores which shows the priorities of YSR and the TDP. The welfare budget during the Chandrababu Naidu government aggregated to RS 1,889 crores while YSR in his term allocated Rs 10,069 crores, he said. Mr Naidu during his term started Adarana scheme and appropriated the Rs 620 crores fund along with his cronies and had put the artisans in utter despair, he said adding that weaker sections were neglected throughout the Chandrababu Naidu term while YSR regime had proved to be the most memorable period.