AP Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy made it out as a habit to take on Chandrababu these days. He continues to surprise his predecessor and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu one.
Jagan Mohan Reddy, by announcing that all MLAs would be honorary chairpersons of the local market yards. This made Naidu the honorary chairman of the Kuppam market yard, represented by the TDP chief in the Assembly.
Now, Jagan upgraded the Kuppam gram panchayat into Municipality, along with 49 other gram panchayats across the State. The state government has announced that 50 major gram panchayats will get turned into municipalities and Kuppam is one of them.
CBN has been representing the constituency since 1989 and Jagan made this constituency a target. It says that this Kuppam has a place in CM’s “to do” list.
Though Chandrababu Naidu entered politics from Chandragiri Assembly constituency in 1978 and lost the subsequent 1983 elections on Congress ticket. He moved to Kuppam in 1989 after his defection to the TDP. Since then, he had been winning this constituency, though not developed the area much as expected.