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TD latches on to drone cam, hopes to rebuild its fortune

Published Aug 17, 2019, 2:53 am IST
Updated Aug 17, 2019, 2:53 am IST
TD men stage protest against Naidu’s security ‘breach’.
Policemen lathicharge TD activists at former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s house on Friday. (Photo: DC)
 Policemen lathicharge TD activists at former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s house on Friday. (Photo: DC)

Vijayawada: Tension prevailed for some time at the residence of former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at Undavalli in Guntur district when a drone camera was noticed hovering over the building reportedly filming the premises on Friday.

TD activists reportedly caught two men and claimed that the duo, upon questioning, confessed that they were doing so on the directions of a man known as Kiran from Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s residence.


Learning about the development, TD senior leaders and activists reached the spot and staged a protest. They termed the presence of a drone over Mr Naidu’s residence a security breach and demanded the arrest of the due and stern action against them.

They even alleged that the ruling YSR Congress conspired to target their party supremo, and even eliminate him by using the footage to plan an attack.

Some Telugu Desam activists even alleged that the drone was carrying some explosives.

Reacting strongly to the development, Mr Naidu lashed out at the YSR Congress government and wondered how it could jeopardise his security.

He wanted to know who had ordered the “video shoot” of his residence, a place considered to be high security zone. “I want to know who operated the drone. Who is this Kiran who ordered filming of my residence? Can drones be used to film the CM’s residence?” a furious Mr Naidu asked.

Later, while holding a teleconference with party senior leaders, the former CM slammed the state government for failing to handle the floods.

He said that had the crest gates at Prakasam barrage lifted earlier and nearly three lakh litres of floodwater discharged, the suffering of the people living in low-lying areas and inundation of crops in thousands of acres could have been avoided.

The TD supremo alleged that the YSR Congress government played politics with the floodwater to ensure his residence at Undavalli is deliberately affected by the backwaters from the Krishna River.