The Telugu Desam president on Tuesday appealed to the State Government to extend all help to the physically challenged persons on humanitarian basis.
Addressing a delegation of physically challenged persons at his residence, TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu said that the government should instill confidence among the family members of physically challenged and support them by extending all facilities. Expressing serious concern over their problems in the society, he said that the condition of poverty stricken families has become unbearable. He demanded that the government grant Rs 1000 monthly allowance to all physically challenged.
Reiterating that the Telugu Desam Party would continue to work for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Tribes, he reminded that nearly 3,000 challenged persons got employment as teachers during the stint of TDP Government. He announced that he would increase the physically handicapped persons' allowance to Rs 1500 if his government comes to power in the next elections. Apart from the allowance, Naidu said that he would allot a house for them.
The TDP chief also promised that he would set up a special ministry, allot a special budget for welfare of challenged and reserve seven percent seats in the local body elections.