Chandrababu Naidu: Almost one week after the crushing defeat of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, President N. Chandrababu Naidu of Telugu’s Desam Party (TDP cadres) on Thursday requested members of the party not to be disheartened by the loss.
At the celebrations of his father-in-law’s 97th birthday, the outgoing chief minister together with his wife Nara Bhouvaneswari and son Nara Lokesh took part. At TDP in Guntur, Rama Rao.
Naidu, after raising the party flag, asked the party leaders and workers not to be demoralized. Rich tributes were paid to NTR by Naidu, as the latter leader was widely known, and he told Telugu people nationally as well as internationally to have honour.
He advised leaders of the party to follow NTR’s footsteps. Despite the electoral defects, NTR did not lose confidence and played the part of a constructive opposition.
Naidu said many people came to him over the last four days and said they were standing by the party for more than three decadas and in the future they would stay so. Naidu said he was going to stand with the party workers, saying that the party was more important to him than the family.
The sixty-nine years old has announced that he will be available for party leaders and workers in a three-hour period at the TDP office in Guntur each day. Naidu requested the election results to be analyzed.
TDP’s chief of unit Andhra Pradesh, Kala Venkat Rao, MP Galla Jayadev, and senior leaders Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and Y. Ramakrishnudu attended the celebrations.
During the assembly elections, TDP was faced with the worst-ever defeat by the YSR Congress Party, which stormed power with a terrible victory. In the 175-member Assembly, TDP bagged only 23 seats and only three out of 25 Lok Sabha seats.