Raw deal to State a pointer to his mindset: Naidu
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi observed that Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was in anger, the latter took on him saying Mr. Modi’s comments do not match his stature.
“In fact, the Prime Minister is envious of Andhra Pradesh as he fears that AP would surpass Gujarat. He has shown his jealousy by not releasing funds and creating hurdles in the development of A.P.,” Mr Naidu said.
The Chief Minister said that Mr. Modi could do nothing for Ahmedabad during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujara, he said.
Mr. Naidu was addressing a teleconference with party leaders on Wednesday.
The BJP’s strength in south India is zero. Despite the campaign by three Chief Ministers, 13 Union ministers, BJP national president Amit Shah and the Prime Minister, the BJP could win only one seat in the Telangana Assembly elections, he observed.
The TDP was fighting against “three Modis” — Mr. Narendra Modi, YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. All three were spewing venom against A.P.
He said the general elections were approaching fast. It was the need of the hour that the TDP retains the power to meet the aspirations of the people and for the development of the State. “Our target is to win 25 MP seats and 150 Assembly seats,” the TDP supremo asserted.