Chandrababu Naidu cancels visit to Dubai

AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and the delegation that was supposed to accompany him, cancelled the Dubai visit in the view of cyclone 'Vardah' which is likely to hit Visakhapatnam coast on Monday.

By Author  |  Published: 10th Dec 2016  8:05 pmUpdated: 12th Dec 2016  1:42 pm
Chandrababu Naidu
File photo: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Jeddah: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to the United Arab Emirates has been cancelled in view of cyclone threat to the State, although there is no emergency-like situation at the moment.

Chandrababu Naidu and the accompanying delegation were scheduled to arrive in Dubai on Sunday for a three-day visit to promote the “Partnership Summit 2017” scheduled to be held in Vishakhapatnam in January 2017.

Besides promoting investments in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister was also scheduled to address NRIs in Dubai on Sunday to reveal his plans for the welfare of NRI workers and also seek their financial support for the “Smart Village” scheme which is promoted by APNRT, a State government nodal agency for NRI affairs.

The meeting of NRIs with Chief Minister was actually scheduled at Shaikh Rashid Auditorium in Dubai that has a capacity of 1600 people but later, it was shifted to the auditorium in Indian consulate that has much lower capacity.

The meeting with NRIs is arranged and chalked out by APNRT society through its volunteers in Dubai.

Sources said that due to local norms the venue was changed.

Many AP NRI activists working in other gulf countries have reached to Dubai and others on their way to meet Chandrababu Naidu are upset over the cancellation of the visit.

Chandrababu Naidu had visited Dubai on many occasions; however, this was a maiden visit by him where he was scheduled to take part in public events.