Kurnool MP Butta Renuka, who shifted her loyalties from YSR Congress party to the ruling Telugu Desam Party, has learnt a lot from her new boss – Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in blackmailing the voters who do not support them.
During the recent by-elections to Nandyal assembly seat, Naidu virtually blackmailed the voters of the constituency saying why they should walk on the roads he had laid and why they should take pensions he was giving when they do not want to vote for his party.
At one stage, he even threatened to stop developmental works in Nandyal, if the people do not vote for the TDP in the elections,
Butta, too, seems to have taken a cue from Naidu.
Till recently, she was in the YSR Congress party and had adopted a few villages under the MP Local Area Development scheme.
One of the villages is Naguladinne, which is full of YSRC supporters and she had proposed to take up several developmental works in the village.
Now that she has joined the TDP, she expected that all the villagers would now support her and the new party. But they refused to shift loyalties like Renuka and support her.
This has irked the MP, who has recently written to the state government to remove her adopted village Naguladinne from the list of model villages.
She told media that the people of Naguladinne were least bothered about development and that there was a groupism in the village.
She reminded that people of neighbouring village Kunthenahalli were supporting her in all aspects of development since she adopted the village two months ago.
The MP said she would withdraw the letter against the Naguladinne villagers provided they extend support to her.