TDP promises farm loan waiver in Telangana, Seemandhra

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Monday released separate election manifestos for Telangana and Seemandhra, promising to waive off farm loans.

Releasing the manifestos, party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu told reporters that if voted to power in both the states, the TDP would waive off all loans of the farmers to provide them relief.

Naidu also vowed to continue his fight against corruption and promised an honest and transparent administration.

The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister said the TDP would give top priority to agriculture and allied sectors. He also promised steps to conserve small water resources and to complete all irrigation projects.

Assuring full protection to women, the TDP said it would also provide free mobile phones to women belonging to below poverty line families with a helpline number.

The party also promised 75 percent subsidy for solar power projects and also use of solar power for agriculture in both the states.

The manifesto for Seemandhra promised to developed West Godavari district into agricultural hub and Nellore district into industrial hub. It said all the ports in the region would be developed as industrial clusters.

The TDP chief said if voted to power, the party would set up an industrial training institute in every mandal and take steps for the promotion of services sector.

Simultaneous elections to Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha are scheduled on April 30 in Telangana and on May 7 in Seemandhra.

Telangana and Seemandhra or residuary state of Andhra Pradesh will formally come into being as separate states on June 2.