Nara Chandrababu Naidu is a name that needs no introduction for those who follow politics. In combined state and devoided Andhra Pradesh as well, he left his mark as a visionary leader. He is one of the few oldest leaders who are in politics for a long time, Chandrababu Naidu has been in politics for close to five decades.
As the grand old Telugu Desam Party is in opposition in Andhra Pradesh, the ruling party leaders always highlight his old age and taunt him to take some rest given his 'old age'. In the past, leaders like Vijay Sai Reddy and Kodali Nani lashed out at the former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the age issue.
Having kept his silence on the issue, Chandrababu Naidu hit back at his critics who target him for his age. Saying that he is an old man, Chandrababu Naidu said he still has the energy to work hard as a young man.
Chandrababu Naidu said that his critics are worried about his age, but he is worried about the youth in the state who are unable to get jobs with no investments and companies coming to the state due to the iron leg of YS Jagna Mohan Reddy.
People talk about my age. Though I am 72, I can work with full energy like a 27-year-old, he said. Without taking any names, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu said that he can work with more energy than all of them.
Chandrababu Naidu made these comments while addressing the massive crowd as part of his 'Badude Badudu' campaign, which was started to highlight how increasing the taxes and prices of the commodities are breaking the backbone of the people in the state.
With the ruling YSRCP giving the opposition Telugu Desam Party a big blow by winning the Kuppam in the local body polls, which has been a stronghold of the yellow party for the past 30 years, TDP decided to give it back to the YSRCP.
To give a strong message to the YSRCP, TDP held a massive roadshow, followed by the Badude Badudu program in Kadapa district, the home district of CM Jagan and his family.