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This NRI-Technocrat-TDP Worker Is Back 'Home' To Campaign For Chandrababu Naidu

Koteswara Rao Chekuri has created a digital campaign theme to support Naidu this election: “Malli mere ravali” (You must return to power).

This NRI-Technocrat-TDP Worker Is Back 'Home' To Campaign For Chandrababu Naidu
This NRI-Technocrat-TDP Worker Is Back 'Home' To Campaign For Chandrababu Naidu
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2019-04-05T11:51:28+05:30

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has many friends in the US and he counts Bill Gates among them. But there’s one who has friend-zoned his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) as a child and remains his unhesitating loyalist is Koteswara Rao Chekuri, 40, of Dallas. His association with the TDP goes back more than three decades. A young Chekuri remembers his family—farmers in Guntur district’s Vinukonda village—rooting for the charismatic NTR (after he formed the TDP in 1982) because they believed the matinee idol-politician would bring good changes to their lives. He and TDP remained intertwined, though he was too little a child to understand.

The youngster grew up, graduated from the Regional Engineering College, Warangal, and went to the US for higher studies at Alabama University. He found a first-world job, married an IT graduate who works in a reputed firm, and now lives a cushy life that is part of any successful Great Telugu American Dream package. Then the realisation dawns: he must return the gratitude his homeland has showered on him....

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