YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who celebrated his 45th birthday on Thursday, received greetings from a surprising quarter – his bête noire – Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Naidu conveyed his warm wishes to Jagan through twitter.
“Wishing you a happy birthday @YSJagan. May god bless you with a happy and healthy life,” said the chief minister on his official twitter handle.
This is perhaps for the first time that Naidu had wished Jagan on his birthday in the last three years. It was a sort of blessing from Naidu, who is nearly 22 years older than Jagan.
His twitter message evoked good response from his followers, who described it as a good gesture on the part of a true politician with statesmanship. Some netizens said it reflected the friendly nature of Naidu.
Some others wondered whether Jagan would ever reply to Naidu’s message.
“May be, he would do it after he becomes the chief minister,” another netizen said.
May be, Naidu wanted to gain psychological edge over Jagan by conveying his birthday wishes to the latter, thereby earning some goodwill among the people.
However, all these tricks hardly make any difference in the elections and what matters is how both the parties would be able to win the confidence of the voters with their performances and promises.