Will Chandrababu publicity machine also go to Vijayawada?
Will Chandrababu Publicity Machine Also Go to Vijayawada?. Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is both a workaholic and also driving his staff to be more productive. At least that is what every one in Chandrababu Naidu office keeps saying.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is both a workaholic and also driving his staff to be more productive. At least that is what every one in Chandrababu Naidu office keeps saying.But one wondered the ultimate goal and future of the huge publicity machinery , men and materials installed by the AP government for propagating , promoting and publicizing Chandrababu image on par with that of PM Modi and also Sonia Gandhi.
The officials of GAD of AP govt are feverishly struggling to get two offices of nearly 10,000 SFT ready for Chandrababu Naidu at Vijayawada . One in the Irrigation office complex where from he is already operating whenever he visits the coastal town. Similarly another floor is being readied for him in the temporary structures emerging in Vijayawada in lieu of the capital city.
Chandrababu always fancied a big staff like that of the PM with half a dozen IAS officials to take care of subjects and also one specifically for his assembly constituency. He also has set up a huge Communication department with salaries of Rs.75,000 plus to each of them hand picked by him and his adviser. On top of this team there is a dedicated team working under Nara Lokesh which monitors the Facebook and Twitter-social media channels THE LEADER as he is nicked named in party and CMO circles .
'Every thing even a noise from the government is being reported ' says a reporter of a local Telugu TV on Secretariat beat. The PR machinery of Chandrababu used all high tech apps - it was Whats app - five months ago , but now Telegram - to send SMS to reporters. ")The SMS is so fast that the cabinet and review meeting reports are sent as and when they are happening by a techie reporter who sits in most of the meetings on behalf of the Adviser, communications," say a senior member of his staff.
To facilitate reporters, the I & P R has provided 15 PCs in an air conditioned ambiance besides power banks (packed chargers) to individual reporters of their choice. "Every effort is made to ensure that the news of CM and ministers of AP is beamed as fast as it occurred or happened," says an I &PR who are instructed to ensure that nothing (absolutely) nothing comes between reporters and the Government news. "They are all a pampered lot. Even for shortage of drinking water cans, these reporters seek I & PR ministers intervention," says a I & PR staff at Samachar bhavan.
To suit his working needs Chandrababu Naidu has geared up his work places. In Hyderabad the camp office is at Lake View guest house while he has got an entire floor for himself at 7th floor of L block in the secretariat. There is always a mini camp office at his Jubilee house residence and has now shifted to the Masjidguda home in Rajendernagar.