In 1982, NTR formed the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and swept the assembly polls held in 1983. Naidu, who was then still in the INC, was defeated by a TDP candidate in Chandragiri. He joined the TDP soon after.
Rise in the party
Naidu got the chance to show his political skills in August 1984, when Nadendla Bhaskara Rao staged a coup against NTR. He rallied the TDP MLAs together, and paraded them before the President of India. NTR was reinstated as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh 31 days later. Impressed with his son-in-law's manoeuvres, NTR appointed Naidu as the General Secretary of the party and he began playing an important role in the TDP after Rao's coup attempt. Later when NTR married Lakshmi Parvathi, Naidu took over the TDP legislative party in a Coup and became Chief Minister Of United Andhra Pradesh
Legislative career, 1989–1994. In the 1989 assembly election, Chandrababu Naidu contested from Kuppam and won by 5,000 votes. INC however had regained power in the election so Naidu had to sit in the Opposition. He served as coordinator of the Telugu Desam Party, in which capacity he effectively handled the party's role of main opposition in the assembly which won him wide appreciation from both the party and the public. His role during this phase both inside the Legislative Assembly and outside was a critical factor for the subsequent success of the party at the hustings.
Naidu produced a vision statement, "Vision 2020", with US consultants McKinsey & Company which proposed:
Universal, low-cost education and healthcare
Replacement of small investors with large corporations
By Implementing Vision 2020, Naidu has privatised the health care and education of the state and has also indirectly did his best to drive out the small farmers from the farmlands so that the big corporations can do large scale farming similar to western countries. He literally said agriculture is not sustainable / profitable in current conditions and farmers have to find other options for living. This is one of the major reasons for losing elections in 2004.
Naidu discussed his plan to develop the state of Andhra Pradesh by making the major cities showpieces for foreign investment especially in "key sectors such as information technology, biotechnology, healthcare and various outsourcing services". He coined the slogan "Bye-bye Bangalore, hello Hyderabad" to further this aim. Microsoft Corporation has established a software-development center in Hyderabad, the second such center outside Seattle. Naidu encouraged other global IT companies (IBM, Dell, Deloitte, Computer Associates and Oracle) to move to Hyderabad, making presentations to global CEOs convincing them to invest in Hyderabad. In his tenure by end of the financial year 2003–04 software exports from Hyderabad reached $1 billion. and it becomes a fourth largest exporting city in the country. By 2013–14 exports had grown by more than 10 times, employing about 320,000 people directly working in this IT & ITES fields in Hyderabad alone.
The Heritage Group was founded in 1992 by Chandra Babu Naidu. In the year 1994, HFL went to Public Issue to raise resources, which was oversubscribed 54 times and its shares are listed under B1 Category on BSE (Stock Code: 519552) and NSE (Stock Code: HERITGFOOD). Currently the organization is being led by Nara Brahmini, his daughter-in-law.
After the division of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, The state was forced to have a new capital and distribute it development unlike Hyderabad With Amaravathi decided as a new capital, Visakhapatnam is declared as a IT Hub with having its ITSEZ - Special Economic Zone. As part of the developments he has started a program called AP Cloud Initiative and also launched Digital Summit.
Foundation of Amaravati
The foundation for the city was laid at Uddandarayunipalem on 22 October 2015. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi,the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu,the Chief Minister of Telangana Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao,the Japanese minister for economy,trade and industry Yosuke Takagi,and the Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran laid the foundation for the city.
India's Global Leader by Tejaswini Pagadala
Manasulo Mata, An Autobiography of Chandrababu Naidu