The 36th ‘Mahanadu’ of Telugu Desam party that began in the coastal city of Vishkhapatnam on Saturday is continuing with much fanfare and enthusiasm among the cadres. The annual general meeting of the party was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and party chief N Chandrababu Naidu. The meeting also made resolution demanding the Centre to award Bharat Ratna to the TDP founder.
This is the first time, since the bifurcation of the state that the Telugu Desam Party is holding two mahanadus – one each in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The Mahanadu of Telangana was held on May 24 in Hyderabad.
Sunday, May 28, being the birth anniversary of late party founder NT Rama Rao (NTR), his statue was unveiled at the party office.
As many as 24 resolutions will be passed during the meeting while the president will be elected on Monday, the last day of the Mahanadu.
The annual plenary of the party is being held at the Andhra University Engineering College grounds. Around 2,000 police personnel have been deployed for the event which is being attended by over 25,000 party cadres including ministers and MLAs of Telugu Desam Party of the two states.