Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday afternoon offered tender coconut juice to party's senior leader S. Venugopalachary and MLA A. Sridevi making them break their five-day fast for IIT at Basar.

Mr. Naidu called on them at the Gandhi Hospital where they continued their fast after being admitted on Tuesday. Besides him, other leaders who met them were CPI (M) secretary B.V. Raghavulu, CPI floor leader Ch. Venkat Reddy and BJP State president B. Dattatreya.

Mr. Naidu said the fight for IIT at Basar would now shift to the Assembly and the Parliament. TDP MLAs V. Narender Reddy, E. Dayakar Rao and G. Sayanna were present.