Festival mood grips Andhra Pradesh capital
Vijayawada: Sankaranti has given relief to bureaucrats and politicians in the Capital region. Nearly 30 bureaucrats have already left for Hyderabad due to Sankranti holidays while politicos have left for Bengaluru, Chennai and Coorg to spend holidays in their estates. Since followers also left, party offices in the capital wore a deserted look.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu left for his native place in Naravari Palle, Chittoor district, on Saturday afternoon. He will be spending his Sankranti holidays with family members. District collector B. Lakshmikantham is also on a vacation and will be back on January 16. Following the Chief Minister 14 ministers have already left for their native villages.
Politicians are planning their Sankranti holidays at Araku, Maredumilli, Ooty and Coorg. Many Telugu Desam leaders also left for their native places. “Apart from spending the Sankranti holidays with friends and relatives, we have been advised to concentrate on building health profiles of the villages to create a healthy AP,” a TD leader said, and added that cleaning tanks is also another mission they are taking up in villages.