Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday sprang a surprise on the party leaders and cadre by asking them to gear up for general elections in the state.
“Time is not far off for the general elections to the state assembly. They are likely to be held any time. So, gear up yourself for facing the elections,” Naidu said, while reviewing the party position at the coordination committee meeting held at his residence.
He said the party leaders should hold meetings in every constituency and district, campaigning the achievements of the government.
"They should be held on the lines of election meetings, as there is not much time left for the general elections. The party cadre should start going into the people as if elections are being held now,” Naidu said.
He expressed confidence that the TDP has an edge over the YSR Congress party. While the voting percentage of the TDP has gone up by 16.13 per cent compared to last year, the voting percentage of the YSRC has come down by 13.45 per cent. The Congress party has just one per cent votes.
Naidu said he would also focus most of time to his party, apart from administration. Every day, I will dedicate myself to the party work and give direction to the cadre, he said.