Naidu to kick off Mahanadu today

Vastavam web: Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu will kick start the three days TDP annual meet Mahanadu at Vizag today. Vizag is hosting for the event after the long gap of 15 years. The annual three-day event of the Telugu Desam Party Mahanadu will begin at Visakhapatnam on Saturday amidst talk of early polls in alliance with the BJP. Having obtained a promise that the BJP would stand by him from party chief Amit Shah in his one-on-one on Thursday, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is now in an upbeat mood.
Naidu utilized the occasion to seek from Shah action for increasing the number of assembly constituencies from 175 to 225 as he had to accommodate quite a number of leaders who had defected to the Telugu Desam Party from YSRC. Now that the clouds of uncertainty have cleared to some extent on the future of the alliance with the BJP, the party is now getting back to business preparing for the elections. For the first time, the Telugu Desam Party is holding two Mahanadus – one each in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The one in Telangana was over on May 24 while the one for AP, the main event, will begin on Saturday. The second day of Mahanadu coincides with the birth anniversary of party founder late NT Rama Rao on May 28.