Andhra Pradesh's neighboring state Tamil Nadu is stuck in a quicksand of various political issues. With 'Amma' Jayalalithaa being hospitalized for the last two weeks, administration in the state has come to a standstill, posing more challenges to the citizens. Adding to the woes, the Karnataka government is still not budging on releasing Cauvery water despite a Supreme Court's order, resulting in severe drought in the several parts of Tamil Nadu.
In this scenario, AP CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu has become a hero of sorts to Tamilians by deciding to release 3 TMCs of drinking water to Tamil Nadu from Krishna River via Telugu Ganga canal. Babu took this decision after Tamil Nadu's Principal Secretary Rammohan Rao's telephone call in which he explained the ordeals being faced by the people due to lack of drinking water in Tamil Nadu.
Chandrababu has been planning to expand TDP as a national party and he has been primarily concentrating on Tamil Nadu, which has a sizeable Telugu population. With his timely help, Babu succeeded in winning the good will of Tamilians.