VIJAYAWADAHYDERABAD: Disappointing his party leaders from Telangana, who wanted him to spend time for the resurrection of the party in Telangana, TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu reportedly told them that he could not spend much time for them as he was presently busy with the task of keeping the reorganised State back on the track of development.
According to sources, Naidu, though assured the T-TDP leaders of all possible help, he categorically told them that they would have to overcome the crisis on their own as he is preoccupied with rebuilding of AP. “I cannot spare enough time for you. I have to take care of AP. You have to work independently. You have to take steps to rebuild the party in Telangana,” Naidu reportedly told TTDP leaders.
Naidu is understood to have suggested the T-TDP leaders to put in their own efforts without looking at him to revive the sagging fortunes of the party in the new State.
“I want you to grow independently. You all should acquire leadership skills. You should be able to draw strategies on your own to make the party bounce back,” Naidu was quoted as saying in the meeting that he took part with his party leaders from Telangana.
A delegation of Telangana TDP leaders headed by party president L Ramana and working president A Revanth Reddy called on Naidu in Vijayawada on on Wednesday. During the meeting, Naidu asked the T-TDP leaders not to get disheartened by the ongoing developments in the party in Telangana.
“Some of the MLAs might have deserted us. As cadre is solidly with us, MLAs’ desertion will not have any impact on the party’s prospects in the long run. All of you try to work towards strengthening the party in Telangana,” Naidu told his party men.
Sources said during the meeting, Naidu discussed strategies to stop exodus of leaders from the TDP to the ruling TRS in Telangana. Though Naidu gave a patient hearing to the TTDP leaders’ woes, he clearly indicated that rebuilding the party in Telangana would be purely their responsibility. “TTDP leaders, who were demoralised after their floor leader in the TS Assembly E Dayakar Rao, crossed over to TRS, were taken aback by their party chief’s remarks,” sources added.
Earlier, the TTDP leaders gave their suggestions to Naidu for strengthening the party in Telangana. Most of the leaders felt that though leaders have left the party a large number of cadres were still loyal to the party.
Naidu to Be in Hyd From March 5
TDP boss Naidu told the T-TDP leaders that from March 5 onwards he would be available to them in Hyderabad. “I will be in Hyderabad from March 5 to take part in the AP Assembly budget session. During that time, I would review the party’s condition by holding meetings Lok Sabha constituency-wise every day to know the ground-level situation,” Naidu told his party leaders. The Science Express opened for exhibition in Delhi Safdarjung station on October 15, 2015, so far made a halt at 40 locations including Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry in the state and arrived for a three-day halt in Guntur city. The train’s journey will culminate at Gandhinagar in Gujarat on May 7, 2016.