AP CM Chandrababu Naidu completes 40 years in politics
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The Chief Minister of AP, Chandrababu Naidu has completed 40 years as a Politician by today. Let us see the key points in this big long career.
Hailed from Kuppam, this Chanakya of AP Politics started his career as a Youth leader in his college days. He joined in Congress and won as an MLA on 27th February 1978 as Congress gave 20% reservation for Youth in Party tickets from Chandragiri Constituency. He became the youngest MLA in the history at the age of 27 years. Not stopping there, he became youngest Minister of the state at the age of 28 years. In the year 1980, he met the Telugu demi-God NTR while he is working as Cinematography Minister and married NTR’s third daughter Bhuvaneswari. Even though he is son in law for NTR, he faced rivalry with NTR in Politics but lost against him during the elections of 1982. CBN intelligently joined TDP leaving Congress as his past friends like YS Rajasekhara Reddy and others became his competitors in 1983. CBN raised in TDP like anything with the support of NTR even though other TDP leaders opposed him.
Keeping the internal politics of TDP aside, he became the CM of United AP in 1994 and again in 1999 in a row. He did proud things for Telugu region like Developing cities of Hyderabad, building a Hi-Tech city and IT Corridor etc. He brought MNCs like Microsoft, Infosys to AP in his regime and set the Government offices in right way with discipline. CBN also represented TDP as the second biggest party in India in BJP’s alliance in 2003 with 190 MLAs and 29 MP seats. In the same year, he faced a death attempt from Maoists in Alipiri near Tirupati.
He also became the longest Opposition leader of AP during Rajasekhar Reddy’s leadership from 2004 to 2013. CBN regained his power in 2014 with BJP and Janasena’s support after the bifurcation of AP. He
continued his record book by becoming the first CM of bifurcated AP. Let us hope he brings necessary grants and funds to AP and make it as one of the best states in India using his 40 years of experience in Politics.