Amaravati: Former minister and MLA Kinjarapu Atchannaidu has taken over as president of Andhra Pradesh unit of the TDP. TDP national president Nara Chandrababu Naidu has made Atchannaidu sit in the chair and shook hands with him. He was followed by his son Nara Lokesh who is national general secretary of the party. As the Assembly winter session has begun on Monday almost all the MLAs and MLCs were there in the capital. All of them attended the simple ceremony and congratulated Atchannaidu.
After Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated in 2014, Chandrababu Naidu had declared himself as party’s national president and appointed Kalavenkat Rao and L Ramana as presidents of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana units respectively. Now a change has been effected in the leadership of the Andhra Pradesh unit. Since Naidu and Lokesh have been living mostly in Hyderabad and are not able to undertake tours of AP due to Covid pandemic, there is importance to the position and work of the State unit president.