Perhaps nobody can beat Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in gaining the political mileage by making tall claims about his commitment to the welfare of the people and development of the state.
This has once again been proved by his comments made at a meeting of the Telugu NRIs held at Des Moines in the United States on Thursday.
“At a time when the people of the entire state are celebrating Diwali along with their family members, I have come to the US to attract investments for our state.
At a time when I am supposed spend time with my grandson happily at my residence in Hyderabad, I am spending my time with you here,” Naidu said.
And the chief minister went on to claim that it was because of his efforts that so many Telugu engineers were able to settle down in the US and become prosperous.
“There were only 30 engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh when I first became the chief minister. I got the number increased to over 300, providing educational opportunities to many young engineering students. And, they were all able to come to the US for higher studies and settle down here.
Now, you are all in good position. Don’t forget the mother land and the state that brought you to this stage,” he said.
Naidu asked them to become industrialists and businessmen so that they could invest their money in Andhra Pradesh.
“Do networking among yourself and bring back wealth to the country,” he said.