Telangana Minister for Animal Husbandry & Fisheries Talasani Srinivas Yadav today criticized Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for offering ministerial posts to four YSR Congress Party MLAs who had defected to the Telugu Desam Party.
Reacting strongly to Naidu's cabinet reorganization, Yadav demanded that the former explain why he had offered posts to the defectors after fiercely criticizing the TRS for doing the same in his (Yadav's) case.
He accused Naidu of adopting dual standards, and suggested that words such as honesty and veracity did not sound good coming from the former.
He also threw a challenge that he would resign from his post - a demand oft-made by the TDP - if the four defecting MLAs also resigned from theirs.
The minister also took a dig at Naidu for saying that the Telugu Desam Party was the most disciplined party whether in power or not. Yadav claimed that discipline in the Telugu Desam Party had gone with its founder and former Chief Minister N T Rama Rao. He also said that Naidu, who had criticized him when he had switched loyalties, had done exactly what he had earlier opposed.
Yadav stated that the Telugu Desam Party leaders and activists were not happy with Naidu after the cabinet reorganization, and that even the social media had come out against the AP CM. The minister opined that the TDP would fare poorly in the 2019 general elections.