Five-year term complete? Check. Campaign done and dusted? Check. Quality time with grandson?
If Chandrababu Naidu is at all anxious about the result of today’s double-header in Andhra Pradesh — simultaneous state and Lok Sabha elections — he didn’t show it when he chilled with his grandson, Nara Devaansh.
“He caught up with Nara Devaansh stride for stride, setting some jolly grandpa-grandson goals,” said Nara Lokesh, Naidu’s son and fellow cabinet member, in a Twitter post on Wednesday. The last day of campaigning was Tuesday, April 9.
After 110 public meetings and relentless preparation for a landslide victory, @ncbn relished some much-needed quality time with the family. He caught up with @naradevaansh stride for stride setting some jolly grandpa-grandson goals pic.twitter.com/WZz4nIcYzT
Lokesh Nara (@naralokesh) April 10, 2019
Voting is already under way in Andhra Pradesh, which sends 25 MPs to the Lok Sabha. Elections are also being held to 175 seats in the state assembly.
Chandrababu Naidu, 68, served as chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh between 1995 and 2004. And he has been Andhra Pradesh’s leader since 2014, when Telangana was created.
As he seeks another term, standing in his way is the YSR Congress party of Jaganmohan Reddy, the son of former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
Can Naidu weather his main rival’s challenge? Nara Lokesh certainly sounded optimistic when he said his father had prepared relentlessly for “a landslide victory”.
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