On the occasion of the farewell function organised at Vijayawada on Monday, the governor openly praised chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. He praised his initiatives and quipped that Jagan has been hitting fours and sixes in the last two months and proved himself. He also lauded the steps taken by Jagan to develop places like Ahobilam.
It appeared that more than praising Jagan, the governor was actually pointing out at Chandrababu Naidu's failure. Indirectly, he was suggesting that Chandrababu should have done what Jagan is doing now. He also praised Jagan for maintaining cordial relations with his Telangana counterpart. This again is a barb directed against Chandrababu. Chandrababu never got along well with KCR during his tenure.