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Vastunna Mee Kosam - Chandrababu Naidu's Padayatra


Nara Chandrababu Naidu

Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu is staging a four-month long padayatra at the age of 63 from October 2, 2012 till January 26, 2013.

The padayatra began on October 2, 2012 from Hindupur Assembly constituency of Anantapur district. The start date coincides with the birth anniversary of father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. The padayatra concludes on the Republic Day next year. Chandrababu Naidu will walk for 117 days and would cover around 2,340 km during the four month period. During the padayatra, Chandrababu Naidu would meet with the party cadre at strategic locations to enthuse the party cadre.

Chandrababu Naidu would walk for 8 to 9 hours each day in two spells.

The goal of the padayatra is to create confidence on the future to farmers, labour, women, students and backward communities.

Chandrababu Naidu promises the following if he Telugu Desam Party is elected to power in the next elections.

  • Poverty free society
  • Social justice
  • Welfare of farmers
  • Employment to youth
  • Proper governance

The padayatra has started at Hindupur constituency in Anantapur district. He would travel through the seven constituencies in Anantapur district ending at Guntakal.

Vastunna Me Kosam


Tour Schedule

Check day wise schedule of Chandrababu Naidu's Vastunna Mee Kosam padayatra.

October 1, 2012

Prayers by TDP Party workers

The Women leaders and party workers of the Telugu Desam Party offered prayers at churches, darghas and temples for the success of Chandrababu Naidu's Vastunna Me Kosam padayatra. TDP Mahila wing president Shobha Hymavati led the party leaders to the Youssufien Dargah at Nampally in Hyderabad to offer prayers.

The TDP student wing leaders also offered similar prayers at the Padala Mandapam in Alipiri on 29 Sep 2012. They offered 108 coconuts to Lord Balaji.

Chandrababu Naidu received blessings from priests, a day before he embarks on the padayatra. Speaking to media about the padayatra, Chandrababu said, "This yatra is my responsibility to the people of State who have honored me for the last 30 years and will create awareness about a whole range of issues like corruption, inept rule of the Congress etc". He said that regaining power is not the intention of his padayatra, but will be a byproduct of it.

Day 1 - October 2, 2012

Day 1: Chandrababu Naidu began his padayatra in the evening. He reached Bangalore just after noon and has traveled by road to reach Hindupur constituency. After offering prayers at the Suguru Anjaneya swamy temple with his son Nara Lokesh, Chandrababu Naidu kicked off the padayatra. Chandrababu Naidu has covered 10.7 kms on the first day.

Day 2 - October 3, 2012

Day 2: Chandrababu Naidu covers 23 kms between Kollakunta and Somandepalli villages in Anantapur. Nara Lokesh accompanied him on both first and second days.

Day 3 - October 4, 2012

Day 3: Chandrababu Naidu covers 22 kms between Somandepalli to Turakalapatnam villages in Anantapur. Nara Lokesh and Bhuvaneswari return to Hyderabad.

Day 4 - October 5, 2012

Day 4: Chandrababu Naidu tours in Turkalapatnam, LB Nagar, Kogiri, Ragimekalapalli, BC colony in Roddam mandal in Penukonda constituency and entered Raptadu constituency. He donates money at few places.

Day 5 - October 6, 2012

Day 5: Chandrababu Naidu covers Raptadu constituency. He is joined by TDP MLAs, MPs and party leaders of Anantapur. Paritala Sunita and Paritala Sriram joined Chandrababu Naidu.

Day 102 - January 11, 2013

Chandrababu Naidu has acted in a three-minute ad film shot by noted filmmaker Mani Shankar at Kusumanchi town. Mani Shankar has earlier made a short film on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi before the 2012 elections. A tent was erected to film the short film and the entire film was shot within seven minutes.

Chandrababu Naidu's diet during 'Vastunna Meekosam'

Chandrababu Naidu is taking special care and a strict diet while he is on the padayatra.

He had two Idlis and fruits as breakfast on the second day. For lunch, Chandrababu Naidu ate Ragi Sankati, Dal, Cauliflower curry and curd rice. He ate Upma and fruits for dinner. Between breakfast and lunch, Chandrababu is having a glass of beetroot juice or Khera juice and a glass of buttermilk in the evening.

Instead of plain water, Chandrababu Naidu is having warm water with Pudina and Tulasi leaves in it to quench his thirst.

Chandrababu Naidu's cook Sudhakar is believed to be preparing his food in a special bus.

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