Amaravati, Aug 29: The Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP national President N Chandrababu Naidu said on Monday that the victory of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the byelection to Nandyal Assembly seat reflected the people's trust in his governance.
He thanked the people of the state for supporting the TDP-led government and its development agenda. However, the opposition YSR Congress (YSRC), which lost the by-poll, said the setback was "temporary".
"Thanking people of Nandyal for showing their trust in TDP's governance. Will create a Smart Nandyal by following our motto 'People First'," Naidu said in a tweet after his party's Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy was declared the winner in the by-poll.
Reddy defeated his nearest rival, YSR Congress candidate and former minister, Silpa Chandra Mohan Reddy, by a huge margin of 27,466 votes this afternoon.
"People have endorsed development agenda, upheld values in public life. Rejected and punished negative politics & disorderliness," the chief minister tweeted.
Naidu also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi who congratulated Brahmananda Reddy and the TDP over the victory. "We're happy to see that people of Nandyal have reflected their belief in our model of governance," the TDP president added.
Meanwhile, YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy said it would be a "mistake" for Naidu to claim victory in Nandyal.