Chandrababu not to attend NTR statue installation

ntr statueChandrababu Naidu will not participate in the function to install the late NTR statue in Parliament annexe on May 7 in Delhi. Though Naidu on record said that his party was yet to receive any invitation from Lok Sabha Speaker Miera Kumar, sources said that he was not willing to give legitimacy to a program being organized by Union Minister Purandeswari without involving TDP and other family members.

It is known that Purandeswari, using her persuasive skills, convinced the ruling Congress Party to allow her to sponsor the installation of the statue. Once she got approval, she went ahead and got the statue ready in Guntur district. She also announced the program on May 7, pointing out that invitations will be sent out to all family members.

The making of the statue apparently cost Rs 13 lakh, which is reported to have been paid by Purandeswari.

However, the TDP leaders are upset that Purandeswari was successful in hijacking the entire credit for the installation of the state, though they have been making every effort for the same for the last many years.

Though Naidu is yet to announce his decision officially, his response today that he was advised by doctors to take rest also gave away his intentions.

Meanwhile, some senior  leaders of the party are unhappy with the way the statue came up, as they think it was not up to the mark due to sculptural inadequacies.