Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday, March 10 announced that he will begin his poll campaign after offering prayers at Tirupati temple.
''At first, I will go to Tirupati for 'darshan' , and I will start campaigning. Before the war, I will have to make my soldiers ready'', the Telugu Desam Party Chief use.
"We are ready for the elections. The TDP government in the state successfully implemented several welfare programs and strived hard for the development of the state in all sectors, despite the state's bifurcation problems," he said.
He further termed the ensuring General Elections as a test to protect the self-respect of the people in Andhra Pradesh.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government failed to fulfill the promise of according a special category status to Andhra Pradesh," he said.
The Chief Minister said that though Andhra Pradesh has a right to rule from Hyderabad, he came to the state for its development. "The state government successfully completed the construction of secretariat in nine months."
The Election commission of India on Sunday, March 10 announced the schedule for the 17th Lok Sabha election, which will be held in seven phases beginning April 11. The final phase of voting will take place on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.