Telugu Desam Party leaders are making every effort to prevent their party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu from being imprisoned, reaching out to top political leaders for support and planning to escalate the issue after the G-20 summit.
Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been arrested in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly benefiting from a corruption scam worth ₹550 crore, which involved diverting project funds and breaking tendering rules.
The YCP government alleges that Opposition leader N. Chandrababu Naidu embezzled public funds worth Rs 6 lakh crore, while TDP leaders claim it is a politically motivated arrest aimed at tarnishing their party's image ahead of the 2024 Assembly elections.
The arrest of Chandrababu Naidu has created shockwaves in politics, particularly as the ruling BJP has remained silent, raising questions about their knowledge and involvement in the arrest. CPI National Secretary, K. Narayana, suggests that Naidu's arrest was part of a calculated strategy and advises him to reconsider his alliance with the BJP.
A prevalent sentiment on social media suggests that the majority of voters in Andhra Pradesh hold an anti-Kamma stance, impacting the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) during the 2019 elections due to perceived biased articles in newspapers Eenadu and Andhra Jyothy based on caste.
Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has made history by becoming the first ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh to be arrested in connection with a criminal case, specifically the AP Skill Development scam, and he has been remanded to 14 days in prison.
YSRC cadres celebrated the arrest of TD president N. Chandrababu Naidu in connection with the Skill Development scam, expressing the hope that it would bring justice for the corruption committed by him.
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan passionately supports and goes to great lengths for TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, raising questions about his motives and his own political identity.
Telugu Desam Party chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu's arrest is expected to continue for some time, causing political drama in Andhra Pradesh, leading Pawan Kalyan to position himself as the voice of the Jana Sena-TDP alliance until Naidu is released, potentially resulting in the suspension or cancellation of director Harish Shankar's filming schedule.
During a press conference, TDP General Secretary Nara Lokesh's mention of his brother Pawan Kalyan as his support while leading the party in the absence of their father, Chandrababu Naidu, displayed ignorance and undermined the importance of TDP leaders.
Former Lok Sabha member Vundavalli Arun Kumar suggests that another prominent figure in Andhra Pradesh will be arrested before October 30, which is expected to have a greater impact on politics than the recent arrest of Chandrababu Naidu. It remains uncertain who this individual might be, but speculations point towards media baron Ch Ramoji Rao or Nara Lokesh, son of Naidu.
Some individuals are expressing their belief that Chandrababu Naidu's arrest is unjust, but a viral image shows his brother-in-law Balakrishna and certain TDP members enjoying themselves, suggesting a lack of concern for Naidu's situation.
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth consoles TDP General Secretary Nara Lokesh over the arrest of his father and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, assuring him that Naidu's good work and public service will protect him and that he will soon be released.
Chandrababu Naidu's arrest remains subject to interpretation, with TDP supporters believing it to be a fabricated case while YCP followers believe in his involvement, as a survey shows that 62.1% of respondents think he may have committed the crime for either personal or party gain.
Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu has been accused by the Crime Investigation Department of the Andhra Pradesh police of being deeply involved in a Rs 371 crore AP Skill Development Corporation scam and having knowledge of the project at every stage, including signing off on the cabinet to approve the budget without formal approval and diverting funds to shell companies.
In a significant political development, Pawan Kalyan announced the alliance between the TDP and Janasena parties in the 2024 general election in Andhra Pradesh, aiming to combat the ruling YSRCP's high-handedness and anarchy politics.
The arrest of Chandrababu Naidu in a corruption scandal has led to debates about its repercussions and potential advantages for political parties in upcoming elections in Andhra Pradesh.
The arrest of Chandrababu Naidu and his call for a civil war against the ruling YSRCP government has caused confusion and concern, with questions arising about who Lokesh intends to target and whether he is inciting violence against the judiciary.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) plans further protests against the arrest of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu in the IT corridor scam, with the Cyberabad police warning of stern action if any violations occur.
The arrest of Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh has caused unrest in Telangana, leading to protests and demonstrations in Hyderabad and Bangalore, which may pose a challenge for the ruling BRS party ahead of elections.
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's arrest in a skill development fraud case has been strategically elevated to a national stage by his son Nara Lokesh, leading to widespread awareness and debate, with protests erupting across the states and Lokesh engaging with Supreme Court lawyers and national media to assert that the arrest was carried out unlawfully and demand parliamentary attention on the matter.
Chandrababu's arrest has sparked a nationwide rally of support by TDP groups, with rumors circulating about the potential arrest of Nara Lokesh as well, leading to heightened speculation about further arrests in Amaravati.
The ongoing controversy surrounding Jr NTR's silence on Chandrababu Naidu's arrest has led to TDP supporters demanding that he change his name, while YSRC leader Posani Krishna Murali claims that the Nandamuri family and TDP boycotted and suppressed NTR in his youth and are now seeking his support because of his superstar status.
A group of TDP leaders and corporators from the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation went on a tour of North Indian cities amid Nara Chandrababu Naidu's imprisonment, sparking discontent and disapproval from senior party leaders.
A leading hero in Tollywood celebrated the arrest of Chandrababu Naidu by partying all night with close friends.
Superstar Rajinikanth expressed his desire to visit jailed TDP boss N. Chandrababu Naidu, but couldn't due to a family function, highlighting the support Naidu is receiving and the perception of his arrest as "vendetta politics."
YCP rebel MP Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy predicts that the Jana Sena-TDP coalition will win 160 out of 175 MLA seats in Andhra Pradesh in the upcoming 2024 Assembly elections, with a 57% voter turnout, and reminds that his previous election predictions have proven correct.
Nara Lokesh chaired the TDP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi, indicating that he could be the party's successor if N Chandrababu Naidu remains in jail.
YCP rebel and Narasapuram MP K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju's recent actions suggest that he will be joining the TDP during the upcoming general elections, as he was seen alongside TDP MPs in New Delhi carrying a placard and raising slogans in support of TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu.
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu's petition to quash an FIR against him will be heard in the Andhra High Court, but a prolonged hearing is likely before a verdict is given, while a petition for bail will also be heard in the Anti-Corruption Bureau special court; if Naidu is released, he may still face arrest in another case, and there is uncertainty regarding the potential arrest of his son and TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh.
The Opposition TDP plans to implement a social boycott of Kamma leaders within the ruling YSR Congress, risking further alienation and their own long-term social isolation in Andhra Pradesh politics.
The Telugu film industry remains silent and apolitical regarding Chandrababu Naidu's arrest, as it has always maintained a non-political stance in sensitive and ongoing political issues, according to Suresh Babu, a prominent producer.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court reserves orders on TDP supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu's quash petition in the Skill Development Corporation scam, in which he is currently in judicial custody.
The arrest of Telugu Desam Party president and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in a corruption scandal is generating sympathy for him among the majority of residents in Andhra Pradesh, according to an exclusive survey conducted by C-Voter.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has a history of forming alliances in elections, but its recent alliance with Janasena is seen as a potential mistake that could either kill the TDP or weaken it significantly, as Janasena lacks a solid foundation and may claim all the credit if the alliance succeeds, while the Kapu community could position themselves as the saviors of the Kammas, further complicating matters for the TDP.
Opposition leader and TDP boss N. Chandrababu Naidu's judicial remand has been extended by the ACB court in Amaravati, with the judge reminding him that everyone is equal before the law and that the truth will be revealed during the investigation.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court rejected the argument of N Chandrababu Naidu, president of the Telugu Desam Party, stating that his arrest in connection with the skill development corporation scam was valid and the case should be investigated.