Andhra Pradesh legislators bid an emotional farewell to the Legislative buildings in Hyderabad after what could be their last session there as the next meetings would be held in the under-construction buildings at Velagapudi in Amaravati.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that the Chief Minister turned nostalgic with tears in his eyes and went around the precincts of the Houses, obliging several requests for selfies.
The report adds:
The structure was built in 1913 by the Nizam to serve as a town hall — with funds raised by the people to mark the 40th birthday of Nizam Mir Mahboob Ali Khan...Mr Naidu, who was first elected an MLA in 1978, is the only legislator besides K.E. Krishnamurthy, who has served out a full term when the AP Assembly functioned from the old building, until 1983.
Naidu also said that he would soon complete 40 years in politics.
"I consider the people of the state as the high command. I was hurt when some leaders threatened to slap me with slippers. Some even accused me of concentrating wealth in Hyderabad. Others alleged that I was taking undue credit for Hyderabad. I have taken all the criticism in my stride," Naidu was quoted as saying.
Watch his address to the legislative council after the Assembly adjourned.