Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that his poor judgement in not giving a minister post to K Chandrashekar Rao led to the state's bifurcation.
In a special interview to a section of the media, Naidu said, "We cannot re-write history, but we can review it. KCR and I had good relations. We used to even stay together. But K Vijayarama Rao was a good leader. He was in the party for long. He had also worked with the CBI, and so we gave a minister post to him. It turned out to be a poor decision.
"We all make mistakes. We cannot always imagine the consequences of all our decisions. We cannot do anything if we think of the potential consequences of every decision. We had taken several persons as ministers. We had not taken some others. It was a mistake not making KCR a minister," he said.
Reminiscing further, he said, "I faced several challenges in 1999. There were no rains, there was poor employment. I overcame all the problems. I made Andhra Pradesh walk on the path of development. The united Andhra Pradesh remained the important state in India. Unimaginable development could have taken place if we had won the 2004 elections. But then the brakes were applied on us. The leaders who came to power in 2004 destroyed the state," he opined.
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