Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu seems to have learnt a lesson from the series of debacles in the by-elections for the last three years and realized that unless he takes up the issues concerning the people, they would not believe him.
The TDP president’s dharna for a flyover near Kanakadurga temple in Vijayawada on Monday is believed to be an attempt on his part to win over the confidence of the people.
The flyover at the Indrakeeladri hills connecting Vijayawada town and the National Highway No. 7 has been a long-pending demand of the people of Vijayawada and in fact, it has been there since Naidu was the chief minister. He, however, ignored the demand then.
Of late, the demand has been revived and the TDP has taken it up in a big way to appease the people. And Naidu sat on a day-long dharna on Monday to highlight the demand.
All these days, Naidu was focusing only on highlighting the alleged corruption of YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and nothing else, instead of taking up people’s issues and attacking the government’s failures. As a result, he was rejected by the people. Let us see how far Naidu can get back the people’s support.