TDP will regain past glory in Telangana soon, party restructure on cards: Chandrababu Naidu

Addressing TDP workers in Hyderabad, Naidu said the party was born in Telangana (four decades ago) and soon it will be restructured.


Published Jul 07, 2024 | 3:46 PM Updated Jul 07, 2024 | 3:46 PM

Chandrababu Naidu adressing the press

Thanking the people for protesting against his arrest in September last year, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday, 7 July, said the TDP will soon regain its past glory in Telangana also.

Addressing TDP workers in Hyderabad, Naidu said the party was born in Telangana (four decades ago) and soon it will be restructured.

TDP did not contest the Assembly polls in November 2023 and the Lok Sabha polls this year in Telangana for a variety of reasons. The party is currently headless after Kasani Gnaneshwar resigned as the state president before the Assembly polls last year.

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‘Will restructure the party’

“TDP which was born for Telugu people should be in Telangana. I am asking you whether the party which was born in the land of Telangana should function or not (in the state). There were several people who worked for the party. We will restructure the party very soon (in Telangana),” Naidu said amid cheers by the party cadre.

Asserting that he would work to bring the past glory to the party in Telangana, he said TDP will encourage youth and the educated in the state.

In the meeting with his Telangana counterpart A Revanth Reddy on Saturday, Naidu said though different parties are in power in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, when it comes to the interests of Telugu people, there is a need to work together.

Chandrababu Naidu and Revanth Reddy met in Hyderabad on Saturday and decided to constitute committees of ministers and officials to address pending issues related to the bifurcation of undivided Andhra in 2014.

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Recalls his contributions

“Yesterday, we held discussions with the Telangana government. I am hoping that they will be taken forward in future also,” he said.

Recalling his contribution as a chief minister to the development of Hyderabad city two decades ago, the TDP supremo said now Telangana enjoys the top slot as far as per capita income is concerned and the gap between it and Andhra Pradesh was 33 percent in 2014.

He said he was able to reduce the gap to 27 percent during his tenure as chief minister between 2014 and 2019. However, it again went up to 44 percent during the YSRCP regime.

The Andhra Pradesh chief minister claimed that several industries are expressing their willingness to invest in Andhra Pradesh, but are apprehensive of the opposition YSRCP’s “attitude.”

Despite several hurdles and problems, he assured me that he would take responsibility for the development of Andhra Pradesh.

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