VIJAYAWADA: Telugu Desam supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed shock over the boat mishap. He questioned why the government had allowed boats to operate even though floodwaters in the Godavari River were flowing swiftly. The opposition leader held the YSRC government responsible for the mishap, pointing out that there was no coordination between the tourism and water resources departments.
AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed shock at the accident. He spoke to the chief secretary over phone and enquired about details of the incident and relief operations that are being undertaken.