One of the biggest tourist destination in the country and Port City in Andhra Pradesh - Visakhapatnam's brand image is on the wane as the TDP government's repeated attempts to promote the most happening city a hub of Beach festivals, Ramp walks and Fashion Shows brought disrepute.
Ever Since Chandrababu Naidu assumed office, the ruling party leaders targeted to exploit the natural beauty of Visakhapatnam by organising liquor parties and beach festivals. The CM had taken decision to open liquor parlors across Vizag beaches which invited big criticism from all women organisations including YSR Congress Party women wing.
Despite the women community opposed fashion shows, the government was encouraging such programmes on the pretext of promotion of world tourism. The corporate companies in the hospitality business were given free hand to exploit the port city's serene beauty and promote foreign culture.
At one side Visakhapatnam has not been attracting any foreign investments and the other side the beach festivals brought down the image of the port city as the women community opposed such activities. Chandrababu conducted partnership summits but failed to get desirable results.