Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, March 15
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu has told the party cadres not to feel disheartened at the party’s defeat in the just-concluded urban local bodies elections in the state.
Addressing the TDP leaders and cadres after the results, Naidu said: “There is no need to get disheartened by the results. Despite rowdyism, threats, abuse of power and inducements, we have still fought valiantly.”
He called on them to advance with the goal of addressing all the public issues while keeping the state’s future in mind. “If we work with this spirit, we will win in the days to come,” the TDP chief added.
The TDP has alleged massive rigging by the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in the local body elections in which the TDP has been completely wiped out. The YSRCP has, however, denied the allegations and responded by saying people have responded to the “misrule of the TDP”.
Except, Tadipatri and Mydukuru municipalities, the TDP lost all other seats, including the municipal corporations.
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