Hyderabad:Agitating against the severe power and farm sector crisis, TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu has decided not to celebrate his 63rd birthday on Friday.
Naidu said he would participate in agitational programmes on his birthday in support of the farmers whose land was taken away by the state in the name of SEZs.
He said "The state is experiencing unprecedented crises, one in the farm sector for want of remunerative prices and another in the power sector due to a severe shortage.The common man is in distress due to the steep rise in the prices of all essential commodities, especially those of food and vegetables.
He added "Due to the severe drought conditions, farmers are in distress and desperate for government support. Unfortunately, there is no government in the state. All those at the helm of affairs are pre-occupied with political skullduggery and have forsaken the people. Therefore, I have decided to cancel my birthday celebrations.
"I request the TDP cadre to participate in the people's agitations and extend support to the common man in their fight against corruption and inflation," Naidu said.
Naidu said he enjoyed working for the people. “Some may criticize that I am working so hard because I want to come back to power. Power is not some thing that I have not enjoyed. My efforts are not self-centred. I work selflessly for the people and as I enjoy my work, I do not feel tiresomeness. I am disciplined and hardworking. I take pleasure in serving the people. I will relentlessly fight for the downtrodden, women, farmers and all other deprived sections” he has declared.
On Friday, Naidu will participate in a dharna in Kakinada in protest against the SEZ for which 10,500 acres of land belonging to farmers was taken away during the YSR regime.