Upping the ante, YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday said that he would rename Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh after former state Chief Minister and TDP founder NT Rama Rao, if he was elected to power in 2019.
The YSRCP President made the announcement the 147th day of his ongoing 'Praja Sankalpa Yatra' at Nimmakuru village, the birth place of NTR.
Taking to Twitter later, Jagan said, "NTR garu devoted his life to the service of Telugus, especially the downtrodden. As a tribute, standing on his home ground Nimmakaru, I pledge to rename Krishna district as 'Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR)' district.â€ť
Jagan also met with a section of NTR's relatives, who were against the TDP government, and expressed their support to the YSRCP.
The locals also alleged that sand-mining was taking place in the area and the local TDP had not done enough to curb the illegal activity.
Meanwhile, the YSRCP also held a massive protest at Visakhapatnam against the ruling TDP government, accusing them of â€śindulging in theatrics to hide Chief Minister Chandrababu Naiduâ€™s failures and to deceive people.â€ť
â€śTo mark this historic betrayal, YSRCP organized Vanchana Vyatereka Deeksha in Vizag, which got enormous support from public. Naidu, while you conduct your so-called 'meeting for justice' in Tirupati, do you have the integrity and moral courage to answer for your betrayal?â€ť Jagan asked on Twitter.
Jagan launched his six-month-long 'padyatra' or foot march in November last year, virtually kicking off his campaign for the 2019 assembly elections.
He said that he will cover 3,000 km across all 13 districts of the state to interact with people and know their problems.
The Leader of Opposition began the foot march after paying tributes at the grave of his father and late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy at Idupulapaya in YSR Kadapa district.
Jagan hopes to recreate the magic of his late father YSR, who had launched a similar 'padyatra' to end nearly a decade-long rule of Chandrababu Naidu in undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2004.