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Nara Chandrababu Naidu -Achievements

April 20
Nara Chandrababu Naidu Born

Nara Chandrababu Naidu was born to Mr. Kharjura Naidu and Mrs. Ammannamma in Naravaripalle Village, Chittoor District, AP, India.

Pursued primary education from the nearby village of ‘Seshapuram’ and higher secondary at Zilla Parishad School, Chandragiri, Chittoor district.


Got a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Sri Venkateswara College, Tirupati. 


Obtained Master of Arts (MA) in Economics from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.


Appointed as President of Pulicherla Youth Congress.

February 25

Contested as Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Chandragiri Constituency.

February 27

Won by a majority of 2494 votes over opponent Pattabhirama Chaudhary.

March 15

Took oath as MLA for the first time.

October 11

Accommodated in the State Cabinet and appointed as State Minister for Film Industry and Archaeology.

September 10

Married NTR’s daughter Bhuvaneshwari in Madras.

January 23

Chandrababu Naidu was blessed with a son, the birth of Nara Lokesh.

May 27

Joined Telugu Desam Party.


When the central government dismissed NTR’s government, Chandrababu Naidu played a key role in the fight against the tyranny of the central government; particularly, he succeeded in gathering support from all the non-congress political parties and media and keeping the MLA’s support intact for regaining power.

Appointed as Chairman of Karshaka Parishad in NTR’s Government.


Appointed as General Secretary of Telugu Desam Party. 

March 5

Played a pivotal role in the victory of the Telugu Desam Party without contesting as an MLA in the by-elections.

December 15

Won as MLA in assembly elections as the Telugu Desam Party candidate from the Kuppam constituency.

TDP government lost the election in the 1989 assembly elections, and NTR entrusted the responsibility to Chandrababu as the Leader of the Opposition representing the Telugu Desam Party in the AP Legislature.


Establishment of Heritage Foods Limited, a family business.

December 12

After Telugu Desam Party’s resounding victory in the AP Assembly elections, Chandrababu took charge as the minister for Revenue, Rehabilitation, Finance, Planning, Small Savings, and Lotteries in NTR’s cabinet. 

August 23

Turmoil in the party and dissent by majority MLAs within TDP against the undue indulgence of Lakshmi Parvathi in the party matters and administration of the State, and most MLAs wanted Chandrababu to take over the party from NTR to protect the party. However, Chandrababu and some senior party members, along with NTRs sons, attempted to convince NTR to preclude Lakshmi Parvathi from interfering in the party affairs, but to no avail. Under unavoidable circumstances, a change of party leadership became imminent to save the party from collapse. Consequently, Chandrababu Naidu was elected as president of the TDP and became Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

Role as Chief Minister for united Andhra Pradesh

September 1

Sworn in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

November 1

Launch of a massive campaign, Prajala Vaddaku Palana (taking the administration to the people) and Shramdaan (voluntary manual service) in 1996 to ensure transparency and accountability. 


Lok Sabha Elections - Chandrababu was elected as the chairperson of the Third Front (United Front) without Congress and BJP for the first time at the National Level.  

June 1

Chandrababu was instrumental in making H.D. Deve Gowda the Prime Minister.

A historic decision to provide reservation of 33.33% of jobs for women in direct recruitment.

January 1

Launch of people-centric ‘Janmabhoomi’ program (Giving back to motherland) with Sramadanam as an integral component, focusing on decentralised governance and micro-level planning.

March 13

BC Commission formed. 33 percent reservation for BCs in local bodies.


Chandrababu met Bill Gates, one of the founders of Microsoft, for the first time. Bill Gates agreed to set up a Microsoft R&D centre in Andhra Pradesh.

April 21

Chandrababu played a key role in Indra Kumar Gujral’s election as the Prime Minister of India.

July 25

K.R. Narayanan took over as President of India, and Chandrababu played An important role in selecting the country’s first Dalit President.

November 22

Chandrababu met Yasser Arafat, Palestinian President. 

Chandrababu constituted 14 task forces to prepare the Vision 2020 document.

March 19

Chandrababu’s pivotal role as national convener facilitated the formation of the non-congress coalition, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the election of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister.

March 24

Chandrababu proposed G.M.C Balayogi as the country’s first Dalit speaker for the 12th Lok Sabha. And on October 22, 1999, Balayogi was again elected as the Speaker of the 13th Lok Sabha for the second time.

September 10

Launch of Clean and Green program.

November 22

Inauguration of Hi-Tech City Cyber ​​Towers by Prime Minister Vajpayee.


Formation of 2.93 lakh Self Help Groups (SHG) under the DWCRA Scheme

January 26

Inauguration of Rythu Bazars (Farmer’s Markets).


Chandrababu unveiled Vision 2020 document.

February 28

Bill Gates inaugurated the Microsoft R&D Center in Hyderabad.

July 9

Launched ‘Deepam’ scheme, to provide gas stoves to poor women to protect them from the dangers of firewood stoves and a record 10 lakh gas connections were provided. 

Establishment of Genome Valley in Hyderabad to house biotech companies. The Bharat Biotech company which developed the Corona vaccine is one of the so many companies that started their operations.z

October 25

Under the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu, the Telugu Desam Party won the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election with the slogan Swarnandhra Pradesh.


Telugu Desam won majority seats in the Parliament elections. TDP extended external support to the NDA.

November 11

Kavali Pratibha Bharti was elected as the first woman and Dalit Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly.


Chandrababu was awarded ‘South Asian of the Year 1999’.

January 9

Chandrababu Naidu was selected as ‘IT Indian of the Millennium’ in the poll organised by India Today and other organisations.

January 26

First time in the country formed the Citizen Charter for Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

January 26

First time in the country formed the Citizen Charter for Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

March 24

US President Bill Clinton visited Andhra Pradesh.


Launch of ‘Neeru-Meru’ program for water conservation.

March 17

United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan’s visit to Andhra Pradesh.

March 23

Constituted SC and ST Commission headed by Justice K. Punnaiah.

Setting up 200 e-service centres with 160 services to provide e-governance to the people. In 1999, one centre was started with only 6 services as a pilot.

July 1

Reservation for BCs in education and jobs.

December 2

With the great efforts of Chandrababu Naidu industry representatives agreed to start the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Vajpayee.

January 6

Chandrababu participated in several programs with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Wattem village of Andhra Pradesh.

July 25

Abdul Kalam assumed office as the President of India. Chandrababu proposed the name of Abdul Kalam and convinced both the NDA government and Kalam.

December 13

32nd National Games were held in Andhra Pradesh.

June 26

Chandrababu got a unique opportunity to speak at the United Nations on Information, Communication Technology, and E-Governance in Democracy.

August 9

Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani inaugurated the first phase of the Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS).

Allotment of 5,495 acres of land to ‘Hyderabad Airport Development Authority’ for construction of new green field Shamshabad International Airport.

October 1

Chandrababu Naidu survived an assassination attempt at Alipiri in Tirupati.

October 24

First Afro-Asian Games held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

May 11

Telugu Desam Party lost the assembly election in Andhra Pradesh.

As Opposition Leader

February 27

Participated in Kisan rally with national leaders in New Delhi to protest against the anti-farmer policies of the UPA government.

July 16

Protested against the construction of the Babli project near Dharmabad, Nanded district, Maharashtra and was arrested by Maharashtra Police. 

December 20

Went on hunger strike for eight days in support of farmers of AP and was arrested.


Organised Rythu Porubata Yatra for farmers’ welfare in 17 districts of AP.

October 2

Chandrababu Naidu launched a 208-day padayatra (foot march) `Vastunna...mee kosam` (I am coming....for you). Which began in Hindupuram, Anantapuram District. At the age of 63, he trekked 2,817 kilometres through 16 districts, 86 assembly constituencies, 162 manuals, 28 municipalities, 5 corporations, and 1289 villages, including those in Telangana, Rayalaseema, Coastal Andhra and North Andhra.

End of Padayatra at Visakhapatnam on April 27 2013.

June 24

Arranged chartered flights to airlift 190 Telugu people stranded in flood-hit Uttarakhand State. 

September 1

In protest against the announcement of the partition of Andhra Pradesh state, Chandrababu launched the ‘Telugujati Atma Gurava Yatra’ from Konsugala in Daghepalli Mandal, Guntur District.

October 7

Chandrababu Naidu went on a hunger strike in Delhi against the irrational and unscientific division of the state.

November 21

The second phase of the ‘Athmagurava Yatra’ started.

As Chief Minister of Navyandhra (Residuary state of AP)

June 8

Took oath as Chief Minister of Navyandhra at Acharya Nagarjuna University ground, Guntur, marked by signing on 5 files in the presence of a massive gathering, including farmer’s loan waiver.

September 3

 Legislature resolution determining the capital region.

October 2

 Increased welfare pensions five-fold from Rs.200 to Rs.1000.

December 10

Implementation of the historical farmer loan waiver scheme began.

December 23

AP CRDA Act passed by Legislature.

March 30

Foundation laid for the first the country’s first river linking project ‘Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project’.

May Day

Introduced Accident Insurance Scheme for Unorganised Workers.

September 17

Performed Holy ritual for the confluence of Krishna - Godavari Rivers.

October 22, between 12.35 pm - 12.43 pm

Foundation stone was laid for the people’s capital Amaravati in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

January 30

Awarded ‘Ideal Chief Minister Award’ by Pune-based organisation Bharatiya Chhatra Samsad. 

March 29

Pattiseema project was completed in a record time, and the river Godavari flowed into the river Krishna.

April 25

Opening of Velagapudi Secretariat.

June 6

Laid the foundation stone for the construction of the seed access road. The process of allotment of land through the lottery to the farmers who gave land for the construction of the capital started with Nelapadu village.

October 12

AP secretariat became functional and started working from the new facility at Velagapudi. 

October 28

The foundation stone was laid for the administrative city by the then Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

March 2

Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the assembly building at Velagapudi.


Received the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ instituted by the US-India Business Council in recognition of his role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level.

February 2

Foundation laid for Kia Motors in Anantapur for a 536-acre manufacturing facility of passenger cars.

September 12

Chandrababu Naidu led the ministers, MLAs, MLCs and people in the historic spillway Gallery Walk in the 1073.70 meters long, 2 meters wide and 2.5 meters height spillway gallery built on the Diaphram wall.


Increased pension from Rs.1000 to Rs.2000 for 54 lakh people.

January 7

Polavaram project earned two records and got entered into the Guinness Book of Records for completing 32,315 cubic meters of concrete work in 24 hours.

January 29

Kia Motors commenced their trial production.

February 3

The foundation stone was laid for the iconic High Court building and inaugurated the Judicial Complex (present-day High Court).

February 11

‘Dharma Porata Diksha’ against Central Government over the non-implementation of Special Status and Partition promises to AP.