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Will the Ploy Work For TDP?

28-08-201828-08-2018 05:30:00 IST
Updated On 26-10-2018 11:03:43 ISTUpdated On 26-10-20182018-08-28T00:00:00.000Z28-08-2018 2018-08-28T00:00:00.000Z - 2018-10-26T05:33:43.965Z - 26-10-2018

Will the Ploy Work For TDP?

TDP’s ‘Nara Hamara, TDP Hamara’, a public meeting aimed to woo the Muslim vote bank will be attended by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at Guntur today. This is the first time TDP would try to connect with the Muslim voters since it cut off the ties with the NDA government in centre.

Speaking about the event, a senior leader in TDP said that over the last few years TDP has brought in a lot of welfare schemes for the minorities. However, the government did not focus much on propagating the same. The meeting at Guntur will be a platform to connect with the minorities and showcase the welfare activities that TDP has introduced.

Naidu, who had openly accepted that the alliance with NDA cost them the crucial Muslim votes in the past is keen on not repeating the same mistake. To attract the community, Naidu has gone on an overdrive and in the past announced a number of schemes. Programmes such as salaries for imams and muzzeins, release of funds for renovation and constructions of mosques, madarsas and colleges for Muslim children were a part of the same. Additionally, the TDP government also announced a grant of Rs 13 crore for Haj house in Kadapa and Rs 23 crore in Vijaywada in the recent past. 

It is being expected that the meeting will see a lot more incentives and welfare schemes announced. What has to be seen is if the minorities would support the party or swing the other way.

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