Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) yesterday promised waiver of loans to farmers and women's self-help groups in both Seemandhra and Telangana if it comes to power.
TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who released his party manifesto for both the regions, said that TDP would ensure supply of free power to farmers for nine hours and focus on agro-based industries.
'TDP will make agriculture a profitable venture. That's the reason we are promising crop loan waiver. TDP is the only party capable of delivering good governance to the people,' HE said, seeking to taking digs at TRS, Congress and YSR Congress Party.
He also promised that a special protection force for women would be created to ensure that the police can reach within five minutes to help women in trouble.
TDP also promised bullet trains and higher bandwidth for Seemandhra as well as advocated giving the chief minister's post to backward castes in Telangana.
Replying to queries about seat sharing with BJP, Naidu said that discussions are on and he hoped that they would conclude positively.
'BJP should also think that a strong TDP means strong Telugu people who would make the nation strong,' Naidu said.
Incidentally, M Venkaiah Naidu had said day before yesterday that a final decision on a BJP-TDP alliance is likely to be taken after a BJP meet in the capital yesterday.