On behalf of state government, AP forests minister Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy, along with his wife and son received Telangana state Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Nellore: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was accorded a rousing reception upon the arrival at Tirupati airport by a special flight on Tuesday. On behalf of the state government, AP forests minister Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy, along with his wife and son received Mr. Rao, his wife Shoba, daughter K. Kavita and son-in-law, Anil Kumar.
Among others, TD Tirupati MLA M. Suguna, YSRC Chandragiri MLA Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy and BJP former city president K. Ajaykumar also received Mr. Rao at the airport. Mr. Rao left for Tirumala by road, amidst tight security.
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In view of an election code in force, police did not allow the general public who came in about 10 buses from the various parts of Chittoor and Tamil Nadu to receive Mr. Rao into the airport premises.
However, they stood on both sides of the road and have greeted the TS CM as his convoy passed by At the Padmavathi guest house in Tirumala, Mr. Rao was received by TTD chairman Chadalavada Krishnamurthy and the joint executive officer K. Srinivasa Raju.
TS ministers T. Harish Rao, Pocharm Srinivasa Reddy, Padmakar, Indrakaran Reddy and the Etala Rajendra were also present with the TTD officials
Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao and his entourage will offer prayers during the VIP Break darshan on Wednesday morning when the TS CM will offer the gold ornaments worth `5.59 crore on behalf of the TS government to fulfill his vow.
In his return journey, the TS CM will offer prayers at the Goddess Padmavati shrine. The temple town of Tirumala was fortified in view of the presence of the TS CM.