Visakhapatnam: The TDP’s annual plenary Mahanadu began in the Andhra University Engineering College grounds here on Saturday. The three-day conclave will continue till Monday, May 29. Various committees have been set up to look after various arrangements — registrations, accommodation, transport and food.
Around 20,000 cadres, including 5,000 from Telangana reached the venue before the Mahanadu was declared inaugurated. The coordination committee’s meeting, chaired by AP TDP president and energy minister Kala Venkata Rao, is overseeing the meeting.
The Mahanadu would take key decisions regarding the welfare of the poor people and development of the state, Venkata Rao said and added that they chose AU grounds as the venue after analysing various aspects.
Venkat Rao said the Mahanadu is being conducted for a good cause as the decisions taken in the conclave would benefit the people of the state. The R&B minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu said there is no hard and fast rule about conducting a meeting in educational institutions. Besides, the party is conducting the meeting for a good cause. HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Anakapalli MP M Srinivasa Rao were present at the meeting.