In view of the local body polls, considered a forerunner to the general elections due next year, the TDP is strengthening its youth and student wings.

Telugu Nadu Students Federation (TNSF) Chittoor district president A. Ravi Naidu has announced appointment of T. Vasudeva (general secretary), K.Naveen Kumar (organising secretary) and Gummadi Vamsikrishna (treasurer) in the new panel, as per the instructions of the Tirupati constituency in-charge Chadalawada Krishnamurthy.

The Telugu Yuvatha submitted a representation to Collector Solomon Arokiaraj, objecting to the presence of Congress and YSR Congress activists in the list of Booth-Level Officers appointed to conduct door-to-door survey.

Its president K. Rajanikanth Naidu alleged that activists of the two parties had got their names enlisted in the name of IKP members and Vidya volunteers and had even functioned as poll agents of these parties in the past.