Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party national president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with trying to create differences between him and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao.
He said Modi had described KCR as matured politician and him as immature in the Parliament while replying to the debate on issues concerning the bifurcation.
“You (Modi) became chief minister in 2002. I became the CM much before, in 1995,” he thundered. He charged the Modi government with failing India on economic front and interfering with the food habits of people which is not the duty of a government. Also referring to the Triple Talaq Bill, he said, “How will the country progress, if you (government) target Muslims?” He also lashed out at the government for the rise in fuel prices and fall in rupee value.
Naidu was addressing a meeting of TDP Telangana workers in Hyderabad, following the dissolution of the Telangana Assembly two days ago. He hinted at having alliance with the Congress Party in Telangana Assembly elections, by announcing that a committee had been set up to suggest what is good for the party and the state.
A few minutes before Naidu addressed the party workers, actor-activist Shivaji alleged at a media conference in Vijayawada that a Constitutional body would send a notice to Chandrababu on Monday, as a part of the Centre’s game to destablise the political environment in Andhra Pradesh. Reacting to this, Naidu asserted, “We are hearing about some evil designs. I was never scared of anything in my life. I won’t compromise on anything. Development of the two Telugu states is my concern.”
Naidu also rebutted the criticism that he had objected to the creation of Telangana state. “I always insisted on equal justice to both the states. I never objected to creation of Telangana,” he said. He claimed that Telangana became a surplus state because of the development he had brought to Hyderabad.
He blamed the Centre for not giving any projects to Telangana but did not pass any comment on K Chandrasekhar Rao’s rule.