Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu celebrated the festival with cabinet colleagues in Vijayawada. Ministers Paritala Sunita, P. Sujata and K. Mrunalini tied rakhi to the chief minister.
On other hand, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was missing his sister , former TRS MP Vijayashanthi . Vijayashanti used to join the contingent of KCR sisters and tie a rakhi on him and KCR used to gift Vijayashanti `1 lakh after she tied the rakhi. KCR himself used to drove to Vijayashanthi’s residence where Raksha Bandhan used to be celebrated by TRS activists .But all this is past , However KCR said the essence of Raksha Bandhan was to protect women and greeted them .