TDP chief Naidu begins 117-day padayatra
The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu began his 117-day Padayatra 'Vastunna Meekosam' from Hindupur in Anantapur district today, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
62-year-old Naidu, accompanied by his family members and senior party leaders left for Bangalore by flight and from there to Hindupur by road to kick off his 2,300 km padayatra.
The padayatra will end on January 26, the Republic Day next year, covering 13 districts, including Anantapur, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy district, Medak, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, E Godawari, Visakhapatnam, Vizaianagaram and Srikakulam, out of 23 in the state.
Before leaving for the Shashabad Airport here, the former Chief Minister paid tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi by garlanding the statue at MG road in Secunderabad.
He also garlanded the statue of late NTR, who was the founder President of TDP.
Mr Naidu's has embarked on the padayatra to ascertain the views of the people and listen to their problems covering various sections, besides highlighting the anti-people policies of the state and the UPA government at the Centre.