Vijayawada, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

Former Union Minister and BJP leader Daggubati Purandeswari hoped that the ongoing negotiations between the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the BJP on seat sharing, would be fruitful.

Addressing meet the press programme organised by the AP Union of Working Journalists in the Press Club here today, she said the negotiations were going on and the BJP state affairs in-charge Javadekar was negotiating with TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu.

"If the negotiations on the TDP-BJP alliance are fruitful, that will benefit both the parties. The alliance is between two political parties and not between two individuals," she said.

She made it clear that she had never considered her in-law and TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu as enemy. She had no anger on him either, she added.

Ms Purandeswari said as the state witnessed bifurcation and anti-bifurcation agitations, industrialists were looking towards Gujarat to establish industries. Some industrialists told her that they found Gujarat was an ideal state to set up industries.

"To encourage setting up of industries in Seemandhra regions, incentives for an assured period, should be announced. If the basic amenities and the required infrastructure are provided, industries will be established in the regions," she opined.

She demanded that the villages, which would be submerged in the back waters of Polavaram project, be incorporated in the residuary Andhra state to enable the completion of project at the earliest without hindrances.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)