In what is being considered by many as his last ditch attempt to return to power in the 2014 elections, Telugu Desam Party chief and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday set out on his 117-days padayatra ‘Vastunna Meekosam’ from Hindupur.
Naidu, after offering prayers at the Anjaneya Swamy temple in the town, began his padayatra and arrived at the NTR Circle in the Town which is about 3.5 km away and addressed his first public meeting as part of the yatra.
He chose to start his walkathon at the temple because the late NT Rama Rao had visited the same temple in 1983 to file his nomination papers for election to Assembly and won.
In his subsequent address, he repeatedly said that the purpose of the yatra was to comfort people affected by the misrule of the Congress.
Naidu will cover 13 districts in all the three regions of the state before ending it in Srikakulam district on January 26. He will travel the remaining districts in his second phase of the yatra which might begin after the budget session of the Assembly next year.