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Bills Of Exchange

So compelling is the Naidu mystique that even Rahul Gandhi admitted recently that Naidu did a lot for Hyderabad. I wonder whether the reality justifies the hype.

Bills Of Exchange
Bills Of Exchange
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The beautiful ladies of Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills have been a sad lot after the general elections returned the Congress to power. They were pining for the return of Chandrababu Naidu. They think he was good for Hyderabad. The former CM has continued to command a small and dwindling set of loyal followers among the even smaller and perpetually bored section of Hyderabadi middle class. Naidu, in turn, cribbed that he had done so much for Hyderabad, but voters in the city rarely ever voted for him and his party. So compelling is the Naidu mystique that even Rahul Gandhi admitted recently that Naidu did a lot for Hyderabad. I wonder whether the reality justifies the hype. Naidu did encourage the IT sector, but much of his time went in getting photographed with the likes of Bill Gates and Bill Clinton.

Hyderabad now has an airport that, by comparison, makes its counterparts in Delhi and Mumbai resemble glorified...

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