Taking advantage of the Nava Nirmana Deeksha, a week-long programme of the State government to campaign against the Congress for bifurcation and the BJP for injustice done to the State in the post-bifurcation, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had set his political agenda. In Kurnool district, the other day, Chandrababu Naidu announced that his party would contest the by-election to the five Lok Sabha seats and dared the YSR Congress MPs to get their resignations approved by Lok Sabha Speaker.
Chandrababu Naidu claimed that he was fighting for special category status and other benefits to the State and alleged that all other parties were compromising on the State issues. He alleged that the Congress had done injustice to the State in the bifurcation. The BJP too had betrayed the people by denying the bifurcation benefits. The YSR Congress had compromised with the BJP on Jaganmohan Reddy’s cases and was going soft on the special category status. “The resignation of the five MPs is a drama being played by the YSR Congress in connivance with the BJP. Let them get the resignations approved and get by-elections, we will prove their dramas in the elections,” Chandrababu Naidu said.
He claimed that his Telugu Desam Party was the only political party in the State fighting for the special category status with commitment and dedication, while other parties were playing with the sentiments of the people. He further projected all other parties as destructive forces, while the TDP is the only party committed for the development of the State.
He listed out the number of his government initiatives in the last four years and claimed that only he and his party could develop the State to keep Andhra Pradesh as the destination for the world. He wanted people to support the TDP in the next election and give him all 25 MP seats to get what is needed for the State. Though there is less than one year for the next round of elections, Chandrababu Naidu had already entered into the election mode with the Nava Nirmana Deeksha. He is touring one district everyday now addressing public meetings where he is targeting the opposition parties and projecting TDP as the only party committed for the development of the State.
He looks confident on retaining power in the State, but is not sure of winning majority MP seats as he is planning to play a king maker role in the national politics in both pre-poll and post-poll developments in the country. It is to be seen how far he would be successful in his new ambition to become a national face, as alternative to the Congress and BJP.