Both age-wise and political-experience wise Chandra Babu Naidu is senior to Modi. When Babu was ruling the roost in NDA during Vajpayee’s government, Naidu and Modi are known for each other and Modi has always been good to Babu, say close sources.
On flip side, there are also few apprehensions that if none other than PM attends Swearing In of a CM of a State, it may send out few wrong signals. This is one of the main reasons which may hold back Modi. Yet nothing could deter Modi to congratulate Babu over phone and send personal greetings. Meanwhile, since Modi has attended swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel, there are chances for Modi to grace the Babu’s oath taking ceremony. As of now, the suspense over Modi’s visit to Seemandhra continues.