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Naidu's Publicity Stunt On Pattiseema!

Naidu's Publicity Stunt On Pattiseema!

As is his wont, Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu resorted to a massive publicity blitz on Wednesday in the name of Godavari-Krishna river linkage through Pattiseema project.

The Naidu government made it a big event with a large number of party leaders attending the unveiling of a pylon commissioning the merger of Godavari water into Krishna.

Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Sujana Chowdary attended the programme and showered praises on Naidu.

Needless to say, the AP government arranged extensive media coverage for the event both at the local and national level.

Speaking to media on the occasion, Chandrababu said, “It was my aim to make Rayalaseema a drought-free region by using waste Godavari water and interlinking of two rivers has facilitated diversion of water from Godavari to Krishna river. To achieve this aim, ministers and officials have worked day and night relentlessly”, he added.

Official sources, however, say the work on the Pattiseema project was not even half complete and Naidu only hurried through its launch only to divert people’s attention from YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s agitation for special status.

“Naidu knows how to catch the media attention and divert the people’s issues,” a source said.