After Naidu broke down at a press meet, many had expressed support for Bhuvaneswari, who has now issued a statement thanking people for backing her.

Nara Bhuvaneshwari and Chandrababu Naidu
news Politics Friday, November 26, 2021 - 15:01

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Chandrababu Naidu’s wife Bhuvaneswari has responded to the “humiliation by YSRCP leaders” in Andhra Pradesh, days after Naidu vowed to step into the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly again only after returning to power. The TDP chief had broken down at a press meeting after the Assembly session last week, saying that he was pained by the continuous humiliation he has faced from the ruling YSRCP members and he has always remained calm, but this time they targeted his wife. 

Many, including those in the NTR family, had condemned the YSRCP and expressed support for Bhuvaneswari, who has now issued a statement thanking people for backing her. She said that her father, NT Rama Rao, has raised her with some values that the family still follow till date. 

“I will never forget in my life, how everyone stood by me, reacting in a way as if the insult had happened to their own mother, sister or daughter. My parents raised us with values since childhood and we still follow them even today. Everyone should strive for a society with values and stand by people in distress. No one should act in a way that degrades the personality of others or violates someone’s dignity. I hope this insult, which happened to me, should not happen to anyone else,” she wrote in a statement released on Friday, November 26. 

The whole row began earlier in October, after rebel MLA from Gannavaram, Vallabhaneni Vamsi, who was suspended by the TDP for backing the ruling YSRCP, had made objectionable comments on Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh in an interview with Sakshi TV. The MLA had questioned Nara Lokesh’s parentage and said that he 'inherited' the features of Alimineti Madhava Reddy, a former minister and MLA who was killed in a landmine blast in 2000.

A day after Chandrababu Naidu broke down in Amaravati, there was widespread condemnation of the YSRCP from NTR’s family. Actors Nandamuri Balakrishna and Jr NTR were among those who issued statements backing Naidu. 


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Responding to the issue, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had said that Naidu’'s behaviour and words were “nothing but a drama.”

"Chandrababu only seeks to derive political mileage out of everything. It is very unfortunate. His drama was visible to all eyes, though I was not inside the House at the time. Yes, Chandrababu Naidu's condition, and that he is in frustration, is known not only to me, but also to everyone in the state. People of the state have openly rejected him. Even in his own Kuppam constituency, he, unimaginably, faced people's rejection,” the Chief Minister remarked.

He also claimed that YSRCP legislators did not speak anything about the (opposition leader's) family members. "It was Chandrababu himself who spoke about my family members (slain uncle, mother and sister) and there was no reference to his family from our side. The House records clearly prove that," Jagan added.

With IANS and PTI inputs