It has been proved time and again that Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been a master in managing the media, particularly the national media, and getting huge coverage to his programmes, whether he is in power or in opposition.
It is now being proved for one more time. Naidu is sitting on a day-long deeksha at Vijayawada on November 14 in the name of “Sand Deeksha” to highlight the sand crisis in the state which, he has been alleging, has crippled the construction industry in the state.
The local media has already started giving a lot of coverage to his proposed deeksha, lack of permission to him to conduct the same at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium and his regular press conferences on sand shortage in the state.
He even said on Tuesday that because of his “sand deeksha” threat that the Jagan government has started making available sand in the last two days, though the sand availability is going up due to receding floods in the rivers and streams.
While the local media will definitely give huge publicity to Naidu’s one-day deeksha on sand crisis, he is not happy with the same. He wants the issue to be highlighted at the national level.
So, his media managers have started contacting all the national media reporters to attend his day-long deeksha and give massive coverage to the same.
The TDP is making transport and stay arrangements to take the national media reporters from Hyderabad to Vijayawada, besides providing them all facilities.
Though it is not exactly known whether any journalists from New Delhi are also being brought to Vijayawada to cover the rally, there is no surprise if Naidu manages even that, as he had done in the past several times.
Needless to say, the TDP chief is going to provide enough fodder to the media on November 14!