The sudden shower of praises by Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday became a hot topic in political circles.
Answering questions at an annual event of Tech Mahindra at Hitec City, KTR described Naidu as the pioneer of IT industry in Hyderabad.
“I must give all credit to Naidu garu for making Hyderabad as an IT hub. Compared to him, I have done nothing.
He was instrumental in bringing top IT companies like Microsoft to Hyderabad 17 years ago. Because of his efforts, several other big companies Google and Apple came to Hyderabad,” KTR said.
Calling him the crusader of IT industry in Hyderabad, KTR said that the city since then has been witnessing much growth in IT sectors and now has more infrastructural facilities compared to Bengaluru, Chennai and Gurgaon.
He further said that Chandrababu’s unparalleled efforts led to the development of the capital city of united AP as IT hub during his tenure as the Chief Minister.
KTR exuded confidence in Chandrababu will develop capital Amaravati as a world-class city.
It is for the first time that KTR is openly acknowledging the contribution of Chandrababu Naidu for the development of Hyderabad.
Political observers say KTR’s comments only reflected the latest “Welcome” (VELKAM to be precise – Velama and Kamma bonhomie) phenomenon in Telangana politics.
The TRS is strongly wooing the Kamma community to take on the Reddys, who are backing the Congress party.
In turn, Naidu also needs the friendship of the TRS through which the Kammas of Telangana would muster support for the TDP in Andhra.