Chandrababu Naidu has aggressively campaigned against KCR in Telangana. He has went all out in support of Praja Kutami-led by Congress. Whilst all the leaders of all political parties in Telangana have come out after the election and exuded confidence over their party’s winning prospects, Chandrababu who played crucial role in the Telangana elections is tight-lipped.
Even after Lagadapati’s exit poll verdict that is in favour of Praja Kutami which he predicted between 55 to 65, Chandrababu’s stoic silence on Telangana is giving rise to several doubts among pro-TDP voters. Given that all prominent national media including Times Now, India Today, Republic TV have given a clear edge to the TRS, Chandrababu’s silent after the election is worrying the TDP’s fans in Telangana who wished to see TDP playing dominant role in the state where it had ruled for so long.
Focus Andhra Pradesh
Soon after the Telangana’s campaign date i.e 5th Dec, Chandrababu has turned his complete focus onto Andhra Pradesh. He has signed Future Mobility Partnership with Kia Motors in Amaravati. On the crucial D-day in Telangana, Chandrababu Naidu has interacted with the Union Delegation team from the Centre to whom he has appealed to do justice to the state. Naidu has explained the damage incurred to the state due to Cyclone Titli in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram districts besides the drought in Rayalaseema region. Naidu has sought the Centre to release Rs 1401.54 Crore as an immediate relief towards the drought in the state. Of 1401.54 Crore, the state has sought an input subsidy of Rs 979.83 Crore to farming, Rs 1.85 Crore to horticulture farming, Rs 124.58 Crore to rural drinking water distribution and hygiene, 133.21 Crore to drinking water, RS 162.06 Crore to animal husbandary department.
Kadapa, Anantapur, Kurnool, Chittoor, Nellore, Prakasam districts said to be suffering to the core. Even the officials from the Union Delegation have assured of doing their best. Naidu told officials that farmers shouldn’t be taken for granted and government shouldn’t let to create an unrest among farmers. Chandrababu told the central government officials that the Centre’s help is not all sufficient to the state. Naidu also raised the issue of bifurcation of the state and said he had raised the problems of AP during the bifurcation itself, but no one had foreseen these. He asked the Union Government to release funds to AP.