Leader’s words are caught by their followers more quickly than their actions. Following the footsteps of the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who said “don’t take pension if you don’t like my rule”, Vijayawada MLA Bonda Uma threatened senior citizens that pension would be slashed if they did not vote for TDP in the upcoming Nandyal by-elections.
Uma who is campaigning in Nandyal town made these controversial statements on Wednesday, during a program of giving away pensions to senior citizens. He asked, “Why will you not vote for TDP, when you are getting aid from the development schemes implemented by our government.”
Apart from demanding the voters to ensure TDP wins in by-poll, he threatened that if they fail to help them win, the citizens will have to face dire consequences.
YSR Congress party filed a complaint with Election Commission on the grounds of violation of Model code of conduct. Uma requested the government workers at the BC welfare hostel to vote for TDP.