Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu was on Thursday forced to wait for nearly two hours at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad as the authorities refused permission for the flight to Rajahmundry to take off due to unfavorable weather conditions in East Godavari district.
According to TDP sources, Mr Naidu was scheduled to leave for his three-day East Godavari tour. He was scheduled to participate in a road show at Samalkot and Pithapuram and interact with residents of Uppada on Coastal corridor issue.
When the Opposition leader reached the airport to board the flight, the officials informed him that the weather conditions in East Godavari were not favourable. Mr Naidu was forced to wait for nearly two hours before the clearance for the flight to take off came.
According to TDP sources, Mr Naidu will focus his attention on local civic problems in the district during the tour.
However, importance would be given to interaction with the public, rather than addressing meetings, the sources said.