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I believe that giving back to society is not just my responsibility…. it is my privilege and a source of great joy. – KRP.
This statement speaks the heart of the first generation businessman and founder of Trimex Group, Koneru Rajendra Prasad.
KRP, as he is fondly called, is a MAN WITH A VISION. He had accomplished what many others have only attempted. Through his world-class infrastructure and mining projects, Mr Prasad is working towards putting Andhra Pradesh on the world map.
A man with great business acumen and years of international experience, he believes in giving back to the society what he had accomplished. Born and brought up in Vijayawada, he has a special place in his heart for his own people. And this is evident in the philanthropic activities implemented across Vijayawada through his Trust.
'When you really want something to happen, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.' – Paul Coelho
This is a quote which is deeply ingrained in my heart. I truly believe that if I really want Vijayawada to progress and work towards it, then the energy, the resources and the support would naturally flow towards us. It was evident in the humongous support which we had been witnessing in the course of our campaign trail. It was visible in the eyes of the youth I have been meeting. I could feel it in the tight clasps of the elderly. I could sense it in the interactions with our farmers, our women, our students and our business community.
I am very confident of winning the Vijayawada Lok Sabha seat. And so shall all the seven assembly candidates of my party. This is not just a hunch, but a judgment. A judgment based on the many indications which are becoming visible in the past few days, especially from the opposition camps. I notice that on the day of nomination, two other people with the same initials of KRP had filed their nomination. I don’t see this as a coincidence. It could be an attempt to confuse the voters with three similar names.
Then there was this invitation to participate in a public debate. I viewed it as a great opportunity to debate on our plans with the opposition, before the people. After all, we too needed a devil’s advocate to identify the loopholes and plug the gaps in our plans. But, this debate turned out to be an utter waste of time. Not just my time, but the precious time of so many TV viewers. It looked more like silly ploy to corner me with irrelevant queries and not like a healthy debate on future plans for Vijayawada. Right from the jurist to people in the audience, everything about the debate was rigged. The discussion about development of our city was not anywhere on the agenda.
These sequence of small incidents, and a few more, when strung together, shows me the full picture of the opposition, which is clearly afraid of our victory. Since they don’t seem to have any specific plans if voted to power, they seem to resort to such infantile tactics. If I go by Paul Coelho’s quote, they may be part of the conspiracy to help me achieve my goals.
As a true professional, I had always believed in running my own race, rather trying to trip the person running next to me.
Come, Let's join hands to prove that development of Vijayawada is our priority and everything else comes next.
Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle, will arrive exhausted.
– Sun Tzu, The art of war
I recollected this fitting quotation that best describes the current situation of the LokSabha Elections in Vijayawada. Having been in business for as long as I have, I tend to apply the rigorous ground work and professionalism that we practise in the corporate world before embarking on any project. For me, this held ground in politics as well. We toured hundreds of villages and got down to the grass roots of Vijayawada before arriving at the solution, our manifesto– VISION VIJAYAWADA.
As regularized and as ordered as we stand, it is pure panic, indecisiveness and melee in the Opposition and beyond. Take the case of one particular party, for instance. They were unable to zero in on the party nominee till the last day. Imagine that. The indecision would have certainly stretched, had the EC extended the last date of nomination. Or take the case of this other party in the running. They do not seem to have any plans for themselves, let alone plans for you. I strongly urge you to try searching online or anywhere else, to figure if they have anything remotely close to an election manifesto in place. I couldn’t find any. If at all you do, please do share the same. Behaviour beyond redemption, if you ask me.
A well-respected senior leader of their party in Vijayawada constituency joined our party, with a host of his supporters.Why, you ask? Well, he sensed that we actually had a few remarkable plans for the people of Vijayawada.
However, all of this may not make the slightest difference to us. Since we like thoroughbreds, shall wear our blinkers and run our own race to realise VISION VIJAYAWADA.
Henry Ford said “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
I shared with you our thought process on how we started off the background work to identify the problems of our people in Vijayawada and creating a Manifesto “Vision Vijayawada”. We had tried our best to put on paper, the “Vijayawada that existed only in our dreams”. Many things were realistic and achievable, but some appeared completely impractical. Nevertheless, we wrote it down and hoped that someday we will achieve it. But the happenings of the last few days had given me a renewed vigour and the hope that every word that we had put in that document is achievable.
Now, I notice that many people across Vijayawada, across various sections of society had longed to see a better Vijayawada. Better in terms of sanitation, in terms of education and employment opportunities and better in terms of overall development. Many of them are approaching us daily to join YSR Congress Party and work with us. I am sure that with all their support, we can realise our dream. Among them were District Scheduled Tribes Cell Chairman Shri.Nageswar Rao, State SC Cell Co-ordinator Shri.Adam and Rajika Cell President Shri.Nagaraju. Notable among them was Vijayawada City Congress President, Shri.Somi Naidu.
We also had hundreds of enthusiastic students from various city colleges landing at our party office and wanting to join our party. I stressed on the need to focus on their education in the prime of their youth and how education helps shaping up a man’s life. Speaking from a position of their parent, I assured them that I shall utilise their good word-of-mouth, but only in their spare time. I promised to bring world-class education infrastructure and vocational training programs, in line with TAFE Australia. If at all they remember me as a man instrumental in shaping their career, I think the purpose of my life is achieved.
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