Updated April 26th, 2024 at 22:44 IST

Strong Believer in PM Modi's Vision of Making India a 'Viksit Bharat' by 2047: Chandrababu Naidu

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu stated that all Indians including him have endorsed PM Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047.

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Former-Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu | Image:Republic

Delhi: TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu wholeheartedly showered praises on Prime Minister Narendra saying that PM Modi has promoted India and Indians very well at the global level. Talking exclusively with Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami at a special edition of ‘Nation Wants To Know’ on Friday, Chandrababu Naidu asserted that he firmly believes that India will be a global power under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership. Giving a shout out to the prime minister’s vision for 2047, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief clearly stated that all the Indians including him have endorsed PM Modi’s vision of ‘Viksit Bharat (Developed Nation)’.

Chandrababu Naidu, in an exclusive conversation with Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami, exuded confidence that the BJP-led NDA will register a 100 per cent win in both the Lok Sabha elections and the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, emphasizing that there is a goodwill at a national level under the PM Narendra Modi government. “The country is developing under the leadership of PM Modi. We all have to contribute to this nation under his leadership,” he added.


TDP's alliance with BJP is a natural: Naidu

“At the state level, we need to make developments and we need the support of the Centre. Both the state assembly and Lok Sabha elections are coming simultaneously. We are 100 per cent confident that we will win. People in Andhra are frustrated with the current government. Our 160+ MLAs and 24+ MPs will secure a victory,” the TDP chief added.


Talking about parting ways from the BJP ahead of the 2019 elections, Naidu mentioned that demand for the special status for Andhra Pradesh was the only plot for breaking ties with the BJP and no other difference lies between the two parties.

“In 2019, we demanded special status for Andhra Pradesh and except that we do not have any reservations or differences with the BJP or the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Telugu Desam Party and BJP have worked together for the last four decades. This is a natural alliance,” the former-Andhra Pradesh chief minister said.


“Politics is mostly based on regional parties in the South. But now, the BJP has fair chances in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The power has to be balanced. The development is uniform. It is very clear that people want to have an NDA government. NDA is aiming for 400+ and we are confident we will achieve it,” former-Andhra CM asserted.

Taking on Andhra CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, he said that people have given Jagan Mohan Reddy one chance and he won’t be given another chance. 

A Look At the Time When TDP Parted Ways With BJP

It was in 2019, when the Telugu Desam Party parted ways from the Bharatiya Janata Party as the tone for the 2019 Andhra Assembly elections and the Lok Sabha elections were set in the state. The TDP had then accused the ruling BJP at the Centre of not fulfilling the promise of granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh, reportedly by the previous Congress-led UPA government. The BJP, in turn, termed the TDP’s step as a case of political opportunism.

It was being said that TDP president and the then Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu was under pressure from the MLAs and MPs of his party, which eventually led Naidu to announce the decision to sever ties with the BJP and walk out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.



Published April 26th, 2024 at 21:40 IST