The bus, being used by the Telugu Desam president, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, caught fire due to a short circuit during his Mee Kosam programme in Kallempudi village of Nathavaram mandal in Visakhapatnam district here on Sunday evening.
However, Naidu was not in the bus and was busy meeting people at the time of the fire. No one was injured in the fire but the traffic flow was hit for close to an hour.
It was in this bus that the Telangana core committee held its first meeting in Vizianagaram after which Devender Goud quit the party. Sources said Naidu has been using two vehicles, one for resting and the other for addressing the people during his Mee Kosam yatra.