Chandrababu Naidu re-elected TDP chief


Hyderabad: Nara Chandrababu Naidu was Tuesday unanimously re-elected as the president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for the ninth consecutive term.

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The former Andhra Pradesh chief minister was re-elected as party chief on the second and last day of ‘Mahanadu’ or the state-wide annual conclave of the party.

It was only a formality as no other leader had filed nomination for the top post. Naidu has completed 18 years as the party chief.

He had taken over the reins of the party in 1995 after unseating his father-in-law and TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao from power.

TDP’s conclave ended with the passing of political resolution. The resolution moved by MP N. Nageswara Rao claimed that the party had taken a clear stand on Telangana.

He said the TDP stood by the letter submitted to Pranab Mukherjee committee in 2009, supporting the demand for separate state of Telangana. It asked the cadre to counter Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which was targeting the party by spreading falsehood.

In his concluding address, Naidu said the party would continue its uncompromising fight over people’s issues and against corruption. He said the TDP would carry forward its three decade old fight against Congress.

The TDP chief also asked YSR Congress party honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma to clarify how her son Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy amassed the wealth after 2004.