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Chandrababu Naidu as Chief Minister

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Nara Chandrababu Naidu is the current chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after the state was bifurcated with Telangana in 2014. Chandrababu also has served as Chief Minister two times earlier.

Apart from being the Chief Minister, he also holds the portfolio of being the Minister for General Administration, Investments, Minority Welfare, Cinematography, Happiness Index and other not-allotted portfolios since the April 2017 re-shuffle of the state cabinet.

See Also: Nara Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu is also the president of Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh. His party in alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party has won 106 of the 175 Assembly constituencies in the 2014 elections Andhra Pradesh achieving the majority to form the first government in Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation with Telangana.

Previous stints as Chief Minister

Chandrababu Naidu holds the record for the longest serving Chief Minister in Andhra Pradesh. He was the Chief Minister of the State from 1995 till 2004.

Timeline

2014

Soon after his win, media reports said that Naidu is likely to take oath after June 2, 2014 - the appointed date of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and that he is likely to function from a camp office in Acharya Nagarjuna University.

Chandrababu Naidu criticized Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for raking up a controversy in every issue. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister while addressing party workers in Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam found fault with KCR for terming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for directing state government to hand over law and order in Hyderabad to the Governor. Aug 9, 2014

Chandrababu Naidu congratulated the Indian team for defeating Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup. Chandrababu Naidu expressed hope that India would continue to post impressive performances in the remaining matches of the World Cup and successfully defend the World Cup. Chandrababu Naidu said that India displayed collective effort in batting, bowling and fielding. Feb 15, 2015

2015

Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates newly constructed senior secondary block of Andhra Educational Society “Dr. K. Ramesh Babu Memorial Senior Secondary School”, Pushp Vihar in New Delhi. He congratulated the executive body of AES school for developing the educational society started by Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh. The objective of the school is to promote Telugu culture and education in Delhi. Feb 15, 2015

Government committed to eradicate poverty
On 10 December 2015, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu announced that the government was committed to eradicate poverty from the society and budget allocations for the poverty alleviation schemes were already made. Chandrababu Naidu reached Kuppam from Bengaluru by road. Government has decided to construct 5,000 km long cement roads in the State. The works of Handri-Neeva irrigation project is in the final stage and water for the project will be released to Kuppam shortly, he said. The Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for various schemes at Kuppam.

On 14 December 2015, Chandrababu Naidu asked victims of the Call Money scandal not to pay their dues. He said that those who harass the victims will be slapped with Nirbhaya Act. Chandrababu Naidu said that incidents like call money, spurious liquor and adulterated ghee could affect the brand image of Amaravati. He directed the police officials to take steps so that such incidents won't recur in the future.

On 26 December 2015, Chandrababu Naidu and his son Lokesh took part in the last rites of former minister Dr. Metla Satyanarayana.

2016

Chandrababu Naidu launched the NTR Medical Services at Eluru government hospital in West Godavari district. He reached Vijayawada by road at 8:30 pm and spoke to IAS officers waiting at his home till 10:30 pm.

Chandrababu Naidu will visit Davos from January 23rd to 26th. Few ministers and IAS officers will accompany Chandrababu on his four-day visit. The purpose of the visit is to attract investments to Andhra Pradesh.

2017

March 2017

  • March 20, 2017: Mr. Naidu requested the Speaker to remove / correct his statement in the records of the Assembly when slipped his tongue and said that the State was No. 1 in corruption while he actually meant to say that the state will be frontrunner in “eliminating corruption”.
  • March 21, 2017: Mr. Naidu gave the Convocation address at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad. Speaking on Amaravati, he said, "Every crisis can be converted into an opportunity . Building a new and greenfield smart city is a rare opportunity. We did not have any land to build the city, which is why we told the farmers that if they give us land, with a 10-year annuity agre ement, they will get back developed land that is worth much more." He asked the Management graduates to innovate and avoid complacency.
  • March 22, 2017: Held a meeting with Foster and Partners and Hafeez Contractors. Said that that only electric buses and vehicles will be permitted to ply in Amaravati to prevent pollution.
  • Mr Naidu directed the officials to pay Rs 3 lakh per each person who lost their lives by committing suicide after losing money in AgriGold scam.
  • Naidu directs TDP lawmaker Kesineni Srinivas and legislator Bonda Umamaheswara Rao to apologise to the IPS officer and his security person with whom they misbehaved recently. Transport Department employees earlier have threatened to go on pen-down strike from Monday if necessary.
  • March 31, 2017: Media reports speculate that Chandrababu Naidu's Son Nara Lokesh would be inducted to Cabinet on April 2

April 2017

  • April 2: Reshuffles his cabinet taking the count of total ministers to 26.
  • April 3: Announces portfolios for his Ministers.
  • April 7: Ayesha Meera's parents meets Naidu and demanded a re-probe into their daughter's killing to ensure real culprits are punished.
  • April 9: Performs house warming ceremony and moves to his newly built bunglow at Jubilee Hills along with his wife Bhuvaneshwari, son Nara Lokesh, daughter-in-law Nara Brahmani and grandson Nara Devansh.
  • April 10: Met BJP national president Amit Shah at his residence in Delhi along with Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Sujana Chowdary and requested him to use his good offices with the Prime Minister and the Union home minister to get them to expedite the amendment on increasing the number of Assembly seats in AP and TS.
  • April 11
    • Mr Naidu inaugurated the meeting of BRICS conference with Deputy Foreign Ministers at Visakhapatnam and said that for terrorism, there are no boundaries, religion, region and no reason. He felt the need for mechanism to tackle cross-border terrorism.
    • Announces that the ['Scholarships will be paid every month', says Chandrababu Naidu|scholarships to students] will be paid every month from May this year.
  • April 14

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