Chandrababu Naidu steps into Andhra Assembly after 31 MonthsTop Stories

June 21, 2024 16:42
Chandrababu Naidu steps into Andhra Assembly after 31 Months

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Chandrababu Naidu, the leader of the Telugu Desam Party, has returned to the Andhra Pradesh assembly after a 31-month absence. He had previously left the house, claiming disrespect towards his family. In November 2021, Naidu vowed to only come back once he became the Chief Minister, a promise he fulfilled after his party's landslide victory in the state elections. The TDP secured 135 seats out of 175, while their allies, the Jana Sena and BJP, won 21 and 8 seats, respectively. As Naidu entered the assembly today, the entire house rose to warmly welcome him, signaling his fourth term as the state's Chief Minister. He had departed the assembly on November 19, 2021, citing abusive remarks made by the then-ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) members about his wife. Visibly emotional, Naidu walked out of the assembly with folded hands during a debate on women's empowerment, declaring he would not return.

In the epic Mahabharata, Draupadi faced humiliating treatment. Similarly, in the 2019 state elections, the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP party secured a resounding victory, winning a vast majority of the legislative seats. The party dominated key districts, including Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore, and Vizianagaram, while the incumbent TDP managed to secure only 23 seats. The TDP's decision to leave the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and align with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections proved to be a costly one, resulting in losses in both the Lok Sabha and assembly elections, and effectively sidelining the party's leader, Mr. Naidu. However, this seasoned politician has orchestrated a remarkable comeback, forging an alliance with the BJP, despite facing multiple setbacks. Remarkably, he has reclaimed the Chief Minister's position and emerged as a prominent figure within the NDA alliance, which has secured a historic third term at the Centre.

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