Exuding confidence that the next Mahanadu would be organised by the Telugu Desam Party after returning to power in 2014, party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said that the TDP would play a crucial role in ensuring that a non-Congress and non-BJP formation would come to power at the Centre.
“Telugu Desam Party would play a key role in ensuring formation of a Third Front either with pre-poll or post-poll alliances and facilitate emergence of an efficient, stable and responsive government at the Centre,”
Chandrababu Naidu said, while speaking on the political resolution of the party adopted on the second and final day of the party’s annual conclave Mahanadu at Gandipet on Hyderabad’s outskirts. The second day’s conference began with the party celebrating NTR’s birth anniversary at the venue.
Chandrababu Naidu, before leaving for the venue of Mahanadu, visited the ghat and paid his respects at the NTR Ghat . NTR’s daughter Daggubati Purandeswari, her husband Venakteswara Rao, film actor Nandamuri Harikrishna and his son NTR Jr were among those who turned up at the ghat. In a brief interaction with the media, NTR Jr said he fully supported all the initiatives of his grandfather and wanted Telugu Desam Party which he founded to come to power. He, however, said he did not attend Mahanadu since no one had invited him. However, his father Harikrishna said the entire NTR family was one and there were no differences.
Barring NTR Jr’s absence at the Mahanadu which left a discordant note, the conference got off to a colourful start with the party leaders speaking on several issues, cornering the three major parties in the sate -- Congress, YSRCP and the TRS. Chandrababu Naidu, fresh from his Vastunna Meekosam Padayatra, was full of energy and with his torrential rhetoric, he tried to and dispel any notion that they may have over the outcome of the elections in 2014. “We are going to win the elections. The TDP, as ruling party would hold the next Mahanadu,” Naidu said.