Telugu Desam victory in 2019 certain: Naidu

Ch. R. S Sarma Vijayawada | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on August 28, 2017

The massive victory of the Telugu Desam party in the Nandyal by-election in Andhra Pradesh is a clear indication of the shape of things to come and "it is a clear public endorsement of the three-year rule of my party in the State in very trying circumstances in the aftermath of the bifurcation of the State," according to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

He was speaking to the media at Amaravati on Monday after the announcement of the result. He said the opposition YSR Congress Party leader, Y. Jagan Mohan Reddy, had thrown decency to the winds and "made all sorts of intemperate comments against him (the Chief Minister) and that also contributed to the downfall of his party." He compared Jagan Mohan Reddy to the "Dera Baba in Haryana". The Chief Minister derisively called him "Jagan Baba."

He said that while he was making all efforts to develop the State and rebuild it after bifurcation, "Jagan Mohan Reddy and his party are trying to block all my efforts. Their agenda is totally negative, selfish and destructive."

He said he would persist with his efforts for the development of the State and for the welfare of people. He thanked the Prime Minister for his congratulatory message on the by-poll victory posted on the twitter.

Published on August 28, 2017
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