Naidu’s References to the Congress Helps the Party’s Revival In AP
Guntur: The Telugu Desam Party President and AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu appears to be more concerned about reviving the Congress. This impression comes from his daily speeches at the week-long Nava Nirmana Deeksha that he had launched in the State on June 2, marking the bifurcation of the State.
There is not a single day or a single event where Chandrababu Naidu failed to refer to the Congress. His repeated references to the Congress and dedication of most of his time to refer to the Congress in his speeches are helping the Congress leaders to revive their party.
While Naidu speaks mostly attributing the bifurcation crime to the Congress, the Congress leaders get their chance to hit back at him and the TDP’s initiative of giving letters to the Central government twice in favour of bifurcation.
This has given a chance to the Congress leaders to go to the people, who began to look at the Congress now for the special status.
The other incident that has helped the Congress was the TDP’s attempt to hold black flags protest during the visit of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to Guntur on June 4. The TDP leaders have held protests from Vijayawada to Guntur all along holding black flags to greet Rahul Gandhi, as he traveled by bus after alighting at Gannavaram airport. The TDP leaders had an extensive coverage on the media because of their media backup, and that helped the Congress leaders to counter the party and reach out to the people.
In the last three years, there was not a single day in Andhra Pradesh, where Chandrababu Naidu concluded his speech either at the press conference or at a public meeting without making any reference to the Congress party’s role in the bifurcation.
The media highlighted how Chandrababu Naidu had made references to the Congress and YSR Congress in the party’s three-day Mahanadu, held in Visakhapatnam last month. Now, in the name of Nava Nirmana Deeksha, Chandrababu Naidu has been giving references to the Congress, thus keeping the party alive in the memory of the people.