Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu broke down while addressing a media conference at the party office here on Friday. Mr. Naidu was unable to control his emotions and he broke down recalling YSRCP leaders' distasteful comments about his wife in the House.

The TDP chief said his wife was dragged into dirty politics by YSRCP leaders. He recalled that he had earned accolades from the then Presidents of the USA, Malaysia, and Singapore for his vision of developing the state. The ruling YSRCP leaders are resorting to character assassination and immoral politics, he said and announced that he had decided not to attend Assembly sessions henceforth and would do so only after becoming the Chief Minister of the state.

Mr. Naidu was hurt and disturbed by YSRCP MLA Ambati Rambabu's comments about his wife in the House. When the day's proceedings began this morning, the Opposition TDP members raised the issue of the murder of former minister and YSRCP leader Y.S Vivekananda Reddy, the paternal uncle of Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy. The CBI is investigating the case and one of the accused had mentioned the names of Jagan's family members in his confession.

In response to the TDP members, YSRCP MLA Ambati Rambabu made some remarks about Mr. Naidu's wife. The TDP chief said he was pained and aggrieved by the comments and took strong exception to them. When he was speaking, Speaker T. Sitaram cut off his microphone.

The TDP chief said he had never endured such humiliation in the House in his decade-old political life. "I will not attend the Assembly session henceforth. I will enter the Assembly as Chief Minister of the state," he said and left the House.

Talking to the media, the deputy floor leader in the Assembly, Ramanaidu, lamented that they had never seen tears in the eyes of Mr. Naidu as he was mentally firm.

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