Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday called on the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Chandrababu Naidu is in New Delhi to attend the Azadi Ka Amrith Mahotsav meeting to be chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening. After meeting Murmu, Mr Naidu said ‘It is nothing but a courtesy call to congratulate Ms Murmu on her victory as the President of India.” He said that the TDP extended unconditional support to her and all the party MPs and MLAs voted in her favour.
When Murmu visited Amaravathi on July 12, before her election as the President of India, the TDP organised an interaction at a star hotel there with the party MPs, MLAs and MLCs. Speaking on this occasion, Chandrababu Naidu has heaped praise on Murmu and described her life as ‘exceptional’.
“The TDP takes pride in extending support to a great tribal leader like Murmu and is fortunate enough to have her here,” Naidu observed. Recalling how she had risen to this position, he said that the TDP was committed to the welfare of the downtrodden sections of society. “Born in a poor family in our neighbouring State of Odisha, she scaled the heights beginning her life as a leader in a panchayat,” Naidu recalled.
Murmu profusely thanked the TDP MPs, MLAs and MLCs for extending unconditional support and said that she was confident of rising to their hopes and would certainly abide by her word of commitment to social justice. She termed it as an auspicious occasion and said that Andhra Pradesh was unique in several aspects.
Meanwhile, in the evening Mr Naidu was present at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to attend the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav meeting where Mr Modi is in the chair. India is celebrating 75 years of its Independence and the Union Government is organising the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign in this regard.
Under this campaign, a series of programmes, including Har Ghar Tiranga campaign are being organised across the country, including Andhra Pradesh. Mr Naidu is stated to have expressed his opinion on this at the meeting.