During the 2019 election campaign, CM YS Jagan had promised to rename Krishna district after the name of legendary NT Ramarao. Given that NTR was the founder of Telugu Desam Party, the principal opponent of Jagan’s YSR Congress Party in the state, this promise of Jaganmohan Reddy had become a huge talking point then during poll campaign. In fact, along with NTR fans, many in the district had welcomed Jagan’s promise back then.
As Jaganmohan Reddy administration is now seriously contemplating to form new districts of AP and even formed a committee headed by chief secretary Nilam Sahwney to study the proposal to create new districts recently, the issue of renaming Krishna district came into the fore.
Gannavaram MLA and TDP legislator Vallabhaneni Vamsi, who has been staying away from the party and supporting the ruling party in the house, expressed his confidence on CM Jagan that he would fulfill his promise without any doubt. “CM Jagan garu will keep up his promise with guarantee,” Rebel TDP MLA Vallabhaneni Vamsi was quoted as saying.
It can also be noted that the increase of number of districts was also Jagan Reddy’s poll promise. During his Padayatra in 2019, Jagan had promised to increase the number of districts to 25 based on Lok Sabha constituencies. As Jagan government is now making swift moves to increase districts to 25, many in Krishna district are expecting that their district would also be renamed as NTR District.