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'I am not afraid of losing power': Andhra Pradesh CM

Posted on Nov 14, 09:41PM | UNI

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today said he was not afraid of losing power.

In an apparent reaction to the threat posed to his government due to the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's(MIM) decision of withdrawing support at a function organised in connection with Children's Day to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit jawaharlal Nehru here, the Chief Minister said money or power might come and go, but one need not be afraid of anyone, if the decision taken was right.

Without referring the MIM party or to the recent developments, the Chief Minister justified his actions in an indirect way taken during the Bhagyalaksmi temple row in old city. Problems were bound to occur when some firm decisions were taken, he said one has to deal with those problems with courage.

Exhorting the children to learn from the life of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, he said victory comes to those who work hard consistently.

Mr Reddy said his government would take steps to promote Telugu, Urdu and English languages and advised the children to learn all three languages for a better future.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister also presented the Balasurya and Balarathna awards given by the Jawahar Bala Bhavan.

He also presented awards to the students of residential schools for better performance.

Ministers Sunitha Laxma Reddy, Dr J Geetha Reddy, Danam Nagender, MP Anjan Kumar Yadav were among several dignitaries and officials who participated in the programme.

Earlier, the Chief Minister paid rich tributes to Pandit Nehru after garlanding his status at Abids.